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The Resource Calculated risk : the extraordinary life of Jimmy Doolittle, aviation pioneer and World War II hero ; a memoir, by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes

Calculated risk : the extraordinary life of Jimmy Doolittle, aviation pioneer and World War II hero ; a memoir, by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes

Label
Calculated risk : the extraordinary life of Jimmy Doolittle, aviation pioneer and World War II hero ; a memoir
Title
Calculated risk
Title remainder
the extraordinary life of Jimmy Doolittle, aviation pioneer and World War II hero ; a memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Famous for leading the Tokyo Raid, America's first strike against Japan in World War II, Jimmy Doolittle lived a remarkable life as an American pilot. This firsthand account by his granddaughter reveals an extraordinary individual--a scientist with a doctorate in aeronautical engineering from MIT, an aviation pioneer who was the first to fly across the United States in less than 24 hours and the first to fly "blind" (using only his plane's instruments), a barnstormer well known for aerobatics, a popular racing pilot who won every major air race at least once, recipient of both the Congressional Medal of Honor and Presidential Medal of Freedom, a four-star general, and commander of the 8th, 12th, and 15th Air Forces. This memoir provides insights into the public and private world of Jimmy Doolittle and his family and sheds light on the drives and motivation's of one of America's most influential and ambitious aviators. A memoir by the granddaughter of the master aviator brings personal insights into the public and private world of Jimmy Doolittle, one of America's most famous military heroes, and details the dramatic accomplishments of the influential and ambitious aviator
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoppes, Jonna Doolittle
Dewey number
  • 629.13/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UG626.2.D66
LC item number
H67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doolittle, James Harold
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Aeronautics
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Doolittle, James Harold
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Generals
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • United States
  • Andra världskriget 1939-1945
  • Piloter
Label
Calculated risk : the extraordinary life of Jimmy Doolittle, aviation pioneer and World War II hero ; a memoir, by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preflight. That Doolittle kid -- Bad boys--good girls -- A love affair with flight -- The pilots lounge -- Instrument takeoff. Coast to coast -- Back to school -- Stunts and speed -- Flying blind -- The shell years -- The speed pilot -- Doolittle's folly -- The coming war -- Wing and a prayer. America strikes back -- I am an American -- "Dearest Joe;" -- The mighty eighth -- Return to civilian life -- Final approach . Granny and gramps -- Uncle Jim -- Doolittle Central -- Soul mates -- Touch the face of God -- Mission accomplished. Decorations, achievements & awards
Control code
57319513
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781891661440
Lccn
2004029814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1242955
System control number
(OCoLC)57319513
Label
Calculated risk : the extraordinary life of Jimmy Doolittle, aviation pioneer and World War II hero ; a memoir, by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preflight. That Doolittle kid -- Bad boys--good girls -- A love affair with flight -- The pilots lounge -- Instrument takeoff. Coast to coast -- Back to school -- Stunts and speed -- Flying blind -- The shell years -- The speed pilot -- Doolittle's folly -- The coming war -- Wing and a prayer. America strikes back -- I am an American -- "Dearest Joe;" -- The mighty eighth -- Return to civilian life -- Final approach . Granny and gramps -- Uncle Jim -- Doolittle Central -- Soul mates -- Touch the face of God -- Mission accomplished. Decorations, achievements & awards
Control code
57319513
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781891661440
Lccn
2004029814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1242955
System control number
(OCoLC)57319513

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