First Edition of The Quest For Mach One: A First-Person Account of Breaking the Sound Barrier; Signed by Chuck Yeager
The Quest For Mach One: A First-Person Account of Breaking the Sound Barrier.
Yeager, Chuck; Cardenas, Bob; Hoover, Bob; Russel, Jack; Young, James.$550.00
Item Number: 79031
New York: Penguin Studio, 1997.
First edition of this collection of interviews with men who broke the sound barrier. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Chuck Yeager on the title page, the first person to break the sound barrier. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jaye Zimet. Commentary by Mac McKendry. Introduction by Walter Boyne. Afterword by Jeffrey Ethell.
In a compendium of reminiscences, photographs, and experts' discussions, the surviving participants in the development and flying of the Bell X-1 rocket plane that broke the sound barrier in 1947 recount their experiences.