Yeager, an autobiography by Chuck Yeager, , Bantam Books edition, in English. Get this from a library! Yeager, an autobiography. [Chuck Yeager; Leo Janos] -- Offers a personal glimpse of air pilot General Chuck Yeager. Yeager talks about. General Chuck Yeager was the greatest test pilot of them all—the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound the World War II flying ace who shot down a.
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Preview this item Preview this item. Yeager, an autobiography Author: Chuck Yeager ; Leo Janos Publisher: Toronto ; New York: English View all editions and formats Summary: Offers a personal glimpse of air pilot General Chuck Yeager. Yeager talks about his life and achievements, expressed in his own words. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Biography Personal narratives Additional Physical Format: Print version: Yeager, Chuck, Yeager, an autobiography.
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United States. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Primary Entity http: MediaObject , schema: Chuck admits that he knew nothing about Pakistan or its history or anything. He had the qualities of a great soldier as well. The way he reacted to the Pakistani defeat in the India-Pakistan war defines his greatness. Indians kicked the Pakistani butts in every humiliating way possible in the war. He reacts to this humiliating event cooly by saying: Admiring the adversary — only great soldiers have this quality.
The way he dealt with the politics in the Airforce gives us many life lessons. I personally learned: What you say might get you enemies. Speaking your mind gets you people who love you for what you are. The story it says is fantastic than many imaginary novels out there.
The man it speaks about is a real life hero. The lessons it teaches are worthy. Jun 11, Keenan Johnston rated it really liked it. This book really gives great perspective on the evolution of fighter aircraft. Though a bit technical at times, he never loses you.
Really enjoyed hearing about the toll on his family life and all the inherent risks involved with doing a dangerous job, but doing something that you love.
May 15, James Mason rated it it was amazing. Super interesting read. I knew basically nothing going in but stayed up late many nights because this autobiography was a page turner.
It was very well written with a good smattering of short, conversational stories all throughout but with solid themes maintained. The book and Yeager's life are a great window into the times.
The little kid inside of me that's always been fascinated by fighter jets really enjoyed hearing what it's like in the cockpit and how some of the machinery works. The adult Super interesting read. The adult me now working at NASA was also really intrigued by the overlap with NASA and the pilots turned astronauts; and with the initial push to have the Air Force be the main government branch for space that ultimately failed and though it was only hinted at in the book, that was because all governments agreed that we shouldn't bring war to space so it's interesting that at this moment the US Congress is approving plans to create the Space Force.
There were also a lot of emotional parts as pilots died in accidents. It was interesting to hear first hand how the survivors dealt with that emotionally typically blaming it on the stupidity of the dead pilot I liked how he discussed the excitement of combat flying but the distaste for killing and war. Many pilots say they have no desire to kill anyone and don't want to drop horrible bombs, but they are military and that means they are extremely pragmatic and follow orders.
That rubs me the wrong way but I do admire military pragmatism and can totally see how the flow experienced during combat flying would be total. I especially liked one line where Yeager said that during dogfights, the goal wasn't to kill the other guy, it was just to take his plane out.
That really struck me the right way.
I also appreciated the "Other Voices" sections where people who know Yeager would write about him. It's clear that he was well liked. Highly recommend the book.
Jan 13, Cory rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just stumbled across something that reminded me I read this years ago. Probably junior high or high school. Dec 24, Francis rated it liked it. There is no doubt that Chuck Yeager was a brave, and extremely talented pilot.
He was full of a can do attitude and did not let obstacles get in his way. For that I admire him. What disappointed me was the life of debauchery that he and some of his fellow pilots engaged in when off duty.
Sep 03, John rated it it was amazing.
Good read. Chuck Yeager was one of my heroes when I was growing up. Too bad I'm 30 years behind in my reading. I would have enjoyed this book even more when Chuck was alive. We need more Americans like Chuck Yeager. Sep 24, Afshin Afshar rated it really liked it.
From very humble beginnings to a highly decorated American hero this truly deserving man tells his own life story in such an unassuming manner that it actually undermines his lifetime of accomplishments.
Reading his story one is amazed that he has lived long enough to tell his own story. Mar 02, Barry Higgins rated it it was amazing. This was a book, i couldn't put down! He's the one portrayed by Sam Shepard, who's the first pilot to break the 'Sound Barrier' in Must admit i was intrigued, to see if what happened in the film was true. You know how filmakers, can twist the facts.
So i looked if there was an auto-biography. I don't usually read auto-biographies, but with this one, i'm glad i did. It tells the story of a boy from West Virginia, who joins t This was a book, i couldn't put down! It tells the story of a boy from West Virginia, who joins the Army Air Corps as an airplane mechanic.
Then applies to be a 'Flying Sergeant', to get out of K. The rest as they say is history, and he's still around 94 years of age.
I think that anyone would enjoy, reading about chuck. It's a story that will keep the pages turning, until you realise a few hours have passed.
ISBN Loved it. Loved the sincerity from General Yeager and I enjoyed reading the commentary from various other people in his life. An inspirational, interesting, and unique life he led, definitely worth the read. Jun 25, Billy rated it really liked it. Great American. Fun read. Some great life lessons and leadership advice. Jul 26, Will Coakley rated it it was amazing. Aug 06, Arthur rated it it was amazing. A stunning and fascinating book, what a guy!
Mar 03, Rajesh rated it it was amazing Shelves: A real maverick Cool stories, but Yeager's not the best at telling them. General Yeager is real-life living legend. Amazing achievements, attitude and guts. Truly made of the right stuff. Highly recommended. Aug 11, G. Brennan rated it it was amazing If I could jump inside one person's head Being-John-Malkovich style and experience their entire life, beginning-to-end, without regard to anything but the sheer roller coaster thrill of it, I'd probably pick Chuck Yeager.
Granted, the guy's not dead yet.