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Topgun: An American Story
 

Topgun: An American Story (Hardback)

By Tillman, Barrett
By Pedersen, Dan

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Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School, aka TOPGUN --and the premiere of Jerry Bruckheimer's summer 2019 sequel to his blockbuster movie--the Godfather of TOPGUN shares the never-before-told story of how he and eight ot...her risk-takers, disruptors, and innovators revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 hit starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters, looking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. Now, the school's founder tells the story of the real-life combat aviators who revolutionized the art of aerial warfare and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, written by Dan Pedersen, the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from Miramar to Area 51 to the war in Vietnam. Pedersen established a legacy that was built by he and his Original Eight and carried on for six decades by some of America's greatest leaders. The book is a heartfelt personal testimony to an elite community of risk-takers, innovators, and disruptors who can stand as an inspiration to all.
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ISBN 9780316416269
Released NZ 14 May 2019
Publisher Little, Brown
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780316416269
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown
Imprint Hachette Books
Released 14 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Tillman, Barrett
By Pedersen, Dan
Category Biography & Autobiography
Air Forces & Warfare
Military Vehicles
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 358.435
Weight 540g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fighter pilots - Biography - United States, Fighter plane combat - History - United States, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Aerial operations, American, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Personal narratives, American, Fighter plane combat - United States - History
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade

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