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Published by Avon Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Brown, Jesse Leroy.,
  • United States. Navy -- Aviation -- Biography.,
  • Fighter pilots -- United States -- Biography.,
  • African American air pilots -- Biography.,
  • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementTheodore Taylor.
GenreBiography., Personal narratives, American.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsV63.B75 T39 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 300 p. ;
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL349040M
ISBN 100380976897
LC Control Number98008264

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