Into the Teeth of the Tiger
By (author) Donald S. Lopez
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Into the Teeth of the Tiger by Donald S. Lopez
Book Description"Into the Teeth of the Tiger" provides a vivid, pilot's-eye view of one of the most extended projections of American air power in World War II Asia. Lopez chronicles every aspect of fighter combat in that theater: harrowing aerial battles, interludes of boredom and inactivity, instances of courage and cowardice. Describing different pilots' roles in each type of mission, the operation of the P-40, and the use of various weapons, he tells how he and his fellow pilots faced not only constant danger but also the munitions shortages, poor food, and rat-infested barracks of a remote sector of the war. The author also offers keen observations of wartime China, from the brutalities of the Japanese occupation to the conflict between Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists and the Communist movement. This edition of Lopez's acclaimed account features new photographs, most of which have never before been published. Relating how the 23rd Fighter Group continued to win battles even as the Japanese gained ground, "Into the Teeth of the Tiger" is the humorous and insightful memoir of an ace pilot caught in the paradox of victory in retreat.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560987529
(230mm x 153mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Smithsonian Books
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Publish Date: 6-Jan-1990
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Donald S. Lopez
Dispelling the Darkness, Hardback (April 2017)
In a remote Himalayan village in 1721, the Jesuit priest Ippolito Desideri wrote a treatise in classical Tibetan intended to refute key Buddhist doctrines and dispel the darkness of idolatry from Tibet. Dispelling the Darkness provides extended excerpts from this unfinished masterpiece and a full translation of a companion work.
Introduction to the History of Indian Buddhism, Paperback (June 2015)» View all books by Donald S. Lopez
First published in 1844, and it was read by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche in Germany and Emerson and Thoreau in America. Reintroducing Burnouf to a new generation of Buddhologists, Buffetrille and Lopez have revived a seminal text in the history of Orientalism. It provides a view of how the Buddhism religion was understood in the nineteenth century.
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Author Biography - Donald S. Lopez
Donald S. Lopez served in the US Army Air Force and the US Air Force from 1942 to 1964 and was later on the faculty of the US Air Force Academy. He is currently the deputy director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, and the author of "Fighter Pilot's Heaven: Flight Testing the Early Jets" (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995).
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