Across the High Frontier: The Story of a Test Pilot-Major Charles E. Yeager, Usaf
Recounts Yeager's experiences during World War II when he was shot down over France and escaped from the Germans, explains why he was selected to fly the X-1, and describes how he was the first to break the sound barrier
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