First edition of Chuck Yeager’s autobiography; signed by him


YEAGER, Chuck & Leo Janos.

Item Number: 4596

New York: Bantam Books, 1985.

First edition of Chuck Yeager’s autobiography, the first pilot confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by Chuck Yeager on the title page. Written with Leo Janos.

General Chuck Yeager, the greatest test pilot of them all -- the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound . . .the World War II flying ace who shot down a Messerschmitt jet with a prop-driven P-51 Mustang . . .the hero who defined a certain quality that all hotshot fly-boys of the postwar era aimed to achieve: the right stuff.Now Chuck Yeager tells his whole incredible life story with the same "wide-open, full throttle" approach that has marked his astonishing career. What it was really like enaging in do-or-die dogfights over Nazi Europe. How after being shot over occupied France, Yeager somehow managed to escape. The amazing behind-the-scenes story of smashing the sound barrier despite cracked ribs from a riding accident days before.

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