American Rifleman Volume 57

American Rifleman Volume 57

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... gun fires repeatedly, the Aviatik pitches three times, sinks head first, and describes a spiral descent. "The victorious biplane circles above the falling Aviatik, descending slowly over it, like a vulture over its prey. The Aviatik pitches to the ground a few hundred meters from us and we run to the spot. It has fallen in the swampy land near a large pond. The ground is so soft that our feet sink in to the ankles. The motor is almost entirely buried in the ground; the frame is twisted; the wings are shattered to pieces. "One of the aviators, the pilot, has been killed; his body lies ten feet away. The second aviator has been caught under the motor. which is burning. It is red hot. We are helpless to give him assistance. He seems to try to untangle himself, but it is only a last convulsion; he looks at us; he clutches at the earth with his hands and dies. "After the German biplane had stopped burning we came nearer. The motor was the only thing left, and we found a bomb which, fortunately, had not exploded. "The fight between two aeroplanes is merciless. One of the two ""15! Perish. The aviator knows it, and still they are eager to fight." The two machines maneu THROUGH THE GRAND CANYON. HE late Owen Wister, whose "The Virginian" was a master piece of a real western story, wrote the foreword for "Through the Grand Canyon From Wyoming to Mexico," by E. L. Kolb. He did it so well and gave in that way so good an idea of what the place and the book are like that the best thing we can do is to offer that foreword as our review of the book. It is a twofold courage of which_the author of this book is the serene possessor---shared equally by his daring brother; and one side of this...show more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740025
  • 9781236740021