That's My Story

By: Corrigan, Douglas

Price: $45.00

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B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good - condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends, corners and spine joints have edge wear, noticeable rubbing and beginning fraying. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The endpapers have generalized toning. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the front endpaper. "Douglas Corrigan (January 22, 1907 – December 9, 1995) was an American aviator born in Galveston, Texas. He was nicknamed "Wrong Way" in 1938. After a transcontinental flight from Long Beach, California, to New York City, he flew from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, to Ireland, though his flight plan was filed to return to Long Beach. He claimed his unauthorized flight was due to a navigational error, caused by heavy cloud cover that obscured landmarks and low-light conditions, causing him to misread his compass. However, he was a skilled aircraft mechanic (he was one of the builders of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis) and had made several modifications to his own plane, preparing it for his transatlantic flight. He had been denied permission to make a nonstop flight from New York to Ireland, and his "navigational error" was seen as deliberate. Nevertheless, he never publicly admitted to having flown to Ireland intentionally." ; Signed by Author

Title: That's My Story

Author Name: Corrigan, Douglas

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics,

Edition: 20th Printing

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc.: 1939

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

signed / inscribed: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A33504

Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Douglas Corrigan Signed Editions Aviation Transatlantic Flight Aeronautics / Astronautics,