Bridgeman, William and Hazard, Jacqueline.
Title THE LONELY SKY.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Good
Edition Fifth Printing
Publisher New York Henry Holt 1957
Seller ID 28654
316 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he powerful and often thrilling story of a man who daily enters that lonely region beyond the speed of sound. A narrative of needle-nosed ships flying at blistering speeds, it is also the moving testament of a man risking his life to push back the frontiers of scientific knowledge. Like St.-Exupery, Bridgeman is capable of describing the vastness and beauty of the skies. But as America's foremost experimental test pilot, he is constantly aware of the multitude of technical information which he is called upon to use at any given moment. After the war, Bill Bridgeman left the Navy a restless man. Seeking action, he joined Douglas Aircraft as an engineering test pilot. Soon he was asked to take over the final stages of the Skyrocket testing program. The Skyrocket, a javelin-shaped experimental ship, was a challenge to Bridgeman. The story of his day-by-day life with the plane is the substance of (this book)." Double crease and tiny tear (archivally taped) at top corner of page leaf 89/90, soft crease at top corner of pages 91 to 94, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very ,inor soiling on top of text block, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear with two very small tears archivally taped, small chip at bottom of rear panel, light rubbing on panels with some very light scratches on front panel.