LIGHTNING IN THE SKY: The Story of Jimmy Doolittle by Carl Mann

LIGHTNING IN THE SKY: The Story of Jimmy Doolittle

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Biography of Jimmy Doolittle who since the last war has pioneered in all phases of aeronautical achievement, the first pilot to take the ""blind"" out of flying, the first to complete the ""outside loop"", setter of speed records and winner of racing trophies. Brought up in Nome, and in California, Jimmy became an air cadet in the first world war, and was assigned to instructing. Between the wars he engaged in all kinds of feats, cross country and distance flights, acrobatics, racing; he flew the Andes with two broken ankles; he went on stunt junkets to ""sell"" the public on flying -- and eventually he became the champion of safe flying. His Tokyo flight is one of the coups of this war. Good material which could have been made into a better book. The writing is amateurish, flat.

ISBN: 1406730947
Publisher: McBride