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Washington and London: Smithsonian Institute Press, 2002. 420 g.; X, 174 pages, the last page blank, preface by author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography throughout the text. 1/4 green coloured cloth covered backstrip with titles. 3/4 yellow coloured boards. Minor rubbing to the corners. Photographic dustwrapper with black, yellow and white titles to the front panel and black and white titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. Hint of rubbing to the dustwrapper edges. The author was a fighter pilot in World War II, but traded his fighter wings for the new invention by Igor Sikorsky -- the helicopter. This book tells of his missions during the Korean War, the Vietnam war, scrambling to save President Harry Truman after a "code red one " alert and of the use of helicopters by firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement officers. Digital image available upon request to help condition.. First Edition -- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. 1/4 Cloth and Boards. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Photographic. 8vo - up to 9 ¾" tall - Octavo. Helicopters.