ACROSS the HIGH FRONTIER
ACROSS the HIGH FRONTIER

ACROSS the HIGH FRONTIER

The story of the man who broke the Sound Barrier

Chuck Yeager signature from 1963

  • Price: £ 95

Card signed by Colonel Chuck Yeager dated 1963 

Victor Gollancz First British edition 1956.    240 pages and well-illustrated with photographs

Very Good condition hardback book. Clean, tight and bright.  Near Fine condition dustjacket. The card is not attached to the book. It is date stamped Jun 10 1963 and the postmark is Edwards, California.

Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager was the first pilot to travel faster than sound in 1947 piloting the Bell X-1. He was also a WW2 Mustang ace who was shot down, evaded capture and returned to fight again, shooting down an Me262.

This book is more than Yeager’s biography.  It is the story of the men who conceived the Bell X-1 research aeroplane and the story of men of courage and resourcefulness who looked beyond the horizons of their day and made history.

A scarce and very readable account of the effort to break the Sound Barrier and it is still exciting after 75 years.  The period autograph of Chuck Yeager would be a very unusual addition to a collection.

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