Yeager, Chuck and Leo Janos. Yeager: An Autobiography. New York: Bantam Books, 1985. Later printing, signed by Yeager. Has original dust jacket and is housed in custom archival slipcase.
This later printing of Yeager: An Autobiography was published in July of 1985 by Bantam Books. The first free endpage is signed "Chuck Yeager" in black ink. The original dust jacket is protected in a clear Mylar cover.
Known most famously as the first man to break the sound barrier in his Bell X-1 rocket plane, Yeager began his career during WWII with the Army Air Force. He made “ace in a day” after shooting down five enemy planes in a single mission, a coveted title among combat pilots. After his service in the war, Yeager qualified as a test pilot and began the trajectory that would launch him into lasting fame.
Yeager and his plane broke the sound barrier for the first time on October 4, 1947 reaching a speed of 700 miles per hour. “Glamorous Glennis” was purposefully built for this one task, with its rocket engine and shape mimicking a 0.50 caliber machine gun bullet and known for stability in supersonic flight.
Yeager’s driven personality and accomplished career are apparent through his detailed autobiography that ends with his retired life and continued passions.
Overall very good condition. The signature is on the first free endpaper, signed "Chuck Yeager" in black ink. Signature has been previously certified by PSA/DNA- Certification Number AD40948.
The internal pages are clean without damage. The dust jacket still has vibrant colors and in good condition, with only light bumping along the bottom spine. The dust jacket is now protected by a clear Mylar cover.
The book is housed in a blue archival custom-made slipcase decorate with a black and white photo of Yeager in front of the Bell X-1. Dimensions: 9.75” H x 6.75” W x 1.75” D (with slipcase).