Prix régulier 40,00 € TTC 6%
|Book cover finish||Canvas finish, BRADEL, Hardcover ( square back binding )|
|Special features||First edition, Dedicated copy, Slightly damaged dust jacket|
|Condition||Old, like new|
|Number of pages||252|
|Size||14 x 21 x 3 cm|
|Editor||MICHAEL JOSEPH LTD|
LAST PLANE OUT is a novel about planes and the men who fly them because there is nothing that they would rather do - nothing as important, as meaningful, as richly rewarding.
And LAST PLANE OUT is an exciting and topical and moving story about the pilots themselves : the Captain, commander of a U.S. Army Transport Command C - 54 Douglas, en route from Rome to Miami via Casablanca, the last plane out of the war - a man not to be grounded. Jennings, the heroic survivor of a terrifying crash of a Convair passenger plane twenty years later, an accountant who has lived most of his fifty years with his eyes turned to the skies and has pinned all his hopes on the wings he may on day wear. This is their story ...
( ... ) This honest and exciting novel will endear the author to thousands readers - those who are fascinated by the mystique of flying ; those who feel that virtue, at least once in a while, ought to triumph ; and those who simply like a very good story.
John Dudley Ball ( July 8th, 1911 - October 15th, 1988 ) was born in Schenectady ( New York, United States ). He grew up in Milwaukee ( Wisconsin, United States ) and attended Carroll College in Waukesha ( Wisconsin ).
While in college, he performed as a semi - professional magician under the names " Jacques Morintell " and " Howduzi ". He was listed in the " Who's Who in Magic " in the May 1933 issue of The Sphinx ( an independent magazine for magicians, March 1902 - March 1953) and contributed an article called " Further Ideas " to The Sphinx in 1937.
John D. Ball wrote for a number of magazines and newspapers, including the Brooklyn Eagle. For a time he worked as a part - time Reserve Reputy for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office ( California, United States ), was trained in martial arts, and was a nudist.
In the mid - 1980's, he was the book review columnist for Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine. As a novelist, John D. Ball has published several books, such as : Operation Springboard ( 1958 ), In the Heat of the Night ( Virgil Tibbs series, 1965 ), Miss One Thousand Spring Blossoms ( 1968 ), Five Pieces of Jade ( Virgil Tibbs series, 1972 ), A Killing in the Market ( 1978 ), The Kiwi Target ( 1988 ).
( source : Wikipedia )