Format:
Book
Author:
Brown, Don, 1960- author.
Title:
The last fighter pilot : the true story of the final combat mission of World War II / Don Brown ; with Captain Jerry Yellin ; forewords by Captain Jerry Yellin and Melanie Sloan.
Publisher, Date:
Washington, DC : Regnery History, [2017]
Description:
xxxiii, 222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Summary:
Richly photographed and authentically local, L.A. Mexicano showcases L.A.s famously rich and complex Mexican-food culture, including recipes, profiles of chefs, bakers, restaurateurs, and vendors, and neighborhood guides. Part cookbook, part food journalism, and part love song to Los Angeles, it's the definitive resource for home cooks nationwide, hungry Angelenos, and food-loving visitors. Features a foreword by Taco USA's Gustavo Arellano and more than 100 photos by Staci Valentine. Bill Esparza is recent winner of a James Beard award for his coverage of the L.A. taco scene in Los Angeles Magazine. Considered one of the country's leading experts on Mexican food, the L.A. native curates the annual Tacolandia festival in Los Angeles; writes about Mexican food for Los Angeles Magazine and others; appears regularly on CNN, KCRW's radio show Good Food; and appears on such television shows as I'll Have What Phil's Having, Bizarre Foods, and Top Chef. A noted saxophone player, Esparza has traveled and eaten extensively throughout Mexico, Latin America, and, of course, Southern California.
Subjects:
Yellin, Jerry -- Interviews.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Fighter pilots -- United States -- Biography.
Genre:
Personal narratives.
Biographies.
Other Author:
Yellin, Jerry, author, writer of foreword.
Sloan, Melanie, writer of foreword.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) and index.
Contents:
Historical footnote: The aftermath of World War II -- Preface: Springtime in America -- The Seventy-eighth Fighter Squadron -- The first night in hell -- A graveyard for bombers and the need for Iwo Jima -- Assessing the threat -- Hell rains from the skies -- The Chichi Jima problem: the last impediment for the fighters -- Hitting Chichi Jima -- In the mind of the enemy -- Prelude to a massacre -- Massacre of the night fighters -- Jerry hopes for a chance -- The rain - and news - breaks -- On to Japan -- The Second Empire mission and the death of a President -- Baseball, softball, and the southern boy from Clemson -- The raid on Osaka -- Five hours over Chichi Jima -- Heartbreak over Tokyo -- The blazing winds of August -- Jerry hears the news -- The enemy stalls -- Over Tokyo -- The final salute
LCCN:
2017033787
ISBN:
9781621575061
1621575063
Other Number:
945232346
System Availability:
2
Current Holds:
4
# Local items:
2
Control Number:
563531
Course Reserves:
0
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0
# System items in:
0