Very Good. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. In this book, John Lucas charts the fascinating 500-year history of the parachute. "This book is a timely tribute to the "big umbrella" coming as it does at the end of the Apollo Project in which it played, as ever, a leading role in the safe return of man to earth."--[book jacket] xi, 159 p.,  leaves of plates: ill.; 23 cm. Contents: Yesterday's dreams--Trials and errors--Triumphs and tragedies--On with the shows--Flight into danger--Ordeal be fire--Birth of free-fall--Parachutes for all--Prelude to war--The heavens opened--By a silken thread--Going with a bang--The fun jumpers--Out of this world. From the library of noted military historian and community leader, Sheldon Goldberg. An avid scholar of military and aviation history, Sheldon served as a declassification specialist and Chief of the Reference Branch for the US Air Force, responding to such critical inquiries as OPERATION TAILWIND and the No Gun Ri controversy.
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