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    DescriptionDouglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime. After losing both legs in an air crash in 1931 and being dismissed as a cripple by the Royal Air Force, he fought his way back into the cockpit of a Spitfire to become one of the great heroes of the Battle of Britain. This inspiring biography of the famous World War II fighter pilot, first published in 1954, has a following of faithful readers who come back to the book time and again to re-read, share with their children and pass along to friends. Not many books have made such an impact on people's lives.Bader's story is so extraordinary that no one would dare invent it, and Brickhill succeeds in matching the excitement of Bader's war deeds with the triumph of his greater battle over a severe handicap. Told he would never walk without a cane, Bader learned to dance, swim, golf, and play tennis. Told he would never fly again, he became not only one of the RAF's top combat pilots but a squadron leader and innovator of fighter tactics that helped win the Battle of Britain. Among the thrilling incidents chronicled in the book are Bader's first successful encounter with an enemy plane, his own shoot down, and his succession of escapes from German prisons.


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    Title
    Reach for the Sky
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Brickhill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781557502223
    ISBN 10: 1557502226
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ, JW, JWLF
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    DC21: 940.54211
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    DC22: 940.54211
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.54/211
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    LC classification: D786.B86 B75 2001
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, DNBH
    Publisher
    Naval Institute Press
    Imprint name
    Naval Institute Press
    Publication date
    15 November 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Annopolis