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Inhaltsangabe: Mel Paisley returned to the States from Europe on his 21st birthday having claimed nine air victories and received 21 decorations, including the Distinguished Service Cross. This is his story--from the joys and tears of a young cadet earning his silver wings to air combat over France, where survival from day-to-day was an uncertain consequence of both skill and luck. (Branden Publishing)
From Publishers Weekly:
Paisley flew 172 missions in the European theater, shooting down nine German planes before his 21st birthday, and his account of that phase of his life (written with his wife) is interesting. But even more appealing and well written are his reminiscences of growing up in Oregon during the Depression, concocting hilarious mischief with his pals, discovering girls and cars (Paisley was a serious hot-rodder) and working in logging camps until he joined the Army Air Corps in 1942. After the war Paisley became the youngest-ever bar owner in Oregon; Curley's Roseway Tavern was a big moneymaker until it was flooded out of business. He then bought a 55-foot ketch and took to the high seas until a storm put it out of commission; at the time his father inquired, "Mel, what are you planning to do when you grow up?" Paisley eventually settled down to a career in the aerospace industry; later he served as an assistant secretary of the Navy. His memoir--essentially the life story of a bumptious macho character with a strong gift for friendship--captures the enthusiasms, ribaldry and sensibility of an American male of a bygone era. Photos.
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Buchbeschreibung Branden Publishing Company, Boston, MA, 1992. Cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Clean, tight, square and bright copy bound in dark blue cloth with gilt title on spine. Dots of foxing on foredge and top edge, otherwise fine. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in removable mylar, very lightly rubbed at top forecorner, otherwise fine. Life portrait of a child of the Depression who becomes a young cadet earning his silver wings and is then deployed to France. Vivid combat descriptions seen from the cockpit of a P-47. 316 pages includes index, B&W photos. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2080138294
Buchbeschreibung Branden Pub Co. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2782212288
Buchbeschreibung Branden Pub Co, 1992. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Tight, clean and crisp. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. An excellent copy of the First Printing of the First Edition now protected in a new Mylar cover. ; 8.90 X 6.14 X 1.18 inches; 316 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 19349
Buchbeschreibung Branden Publishing, 1992. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: VG+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: VG+. First Printing. Signed and inscribed on a promotional paper that has been attached to the ffep (see photo). Also laid in is two page obituary biography of Paisley. Also, taped to the rear pastedown is newspaper obituary. Photo illustrations. Bibliographical References. Index. 316 pp. The book is otherwise unmarked and clean and straight, in an unclipped dustjacket that has slight edgewear on two corners. Now in protective mylar sleeve. Signed and Inscribed By Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1067719
Buchbeschreibung Branden Pub Co, 1992. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP79351399
Buchbeschreibung Branden Pub. Co., Boston, 1992. Hardcover. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: good. 316 p. : illus. ; 24 cm. Very good condition in very good d.j. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 41719
Buchbeschreibung Branden Pub Co, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. First. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX082831943X
Buchbeschreibung Branden Pub Co, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 082831943X
Buchbeschreibung Branden Pub Co. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 082831943X Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN6.0971973
Buchbeschreibung Branden Pub Co, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P02082831943X