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Yeager: An Autobiography So good I grew up next to Wright field but didn t realize Yeager had tested planes here before the program moved to Edwards I had an uncle who also tested planes there in the sixties and I really wondered if it overlapped at all Yeager s calm under pressure is amazing Upon landing a plane on a farm and hitting a chicken coop, smokehouse and coming to rest alongside the house s kitchen window where the wife was doing dishes he simply opened the canopy, smiled and said, Morning ma am, Can I u So good I grew up next to Wright field but didn t realize Yeager had tested planes here before the program moved to Edwards I had an uncle who also tested planes there in the sixties and I really wondered if it overlapped at all Yeager s calm under pressure is amazing Upon landing a plane on a farm and hitting a chicken coop, smokehouse and coming to rest alongside the house s kitchen window where the wife was doing dishes he simply opened the canopy, smiled and said, Morning ma am, Can I use your telephone He s also tough After being in a helicopter that went in a lake and having his head laid open down to bone he got tired of waiting for a General hiking nine miles to get help and set off with three other guys before dropping them four miles in and arriving just as the General was making the call for help He ended up with 138 stitches.Yeager does a great job making you feel like you re with him throughout his amazing career There are enough good book reviews of this autobiography featuring in this website.Adding oneof mine perhaps is counterproductive.I choose therefore to just invite you to share my insight about Gen YEAGER life , which I think is important for readers to ponder the implication of his exploits BEYOND his achievement.His successful in breaking the sound barrier is monumental, comparing with the historical achievement of the Wright brother s first flying airplane.There is no doubt about itT There are enough good book reviews of this autobiography featuring in this website.Adding oneof mine perhaps is counterproductive.I choose therefore to just invite you to share my insight about Gen YEAGER life , which I think is important for readers to ponder the implication of his exploits BEYOND his achievement.His successful in breaking the sound barrier is monumental, comparing with the historical achievement of the Wright brother s first flying airplane.There is no doubt about itThere is also no doubt about the greatness of his struggle from a country boy, of a family of modest mean with a struggling blue collar father, to become first as a mere pilot , then with much drive , persistence and hard work for many years, to climb the institutional lader, to better himself, suffered numerous near fatal flying accidents and mishaps , participated in many air battles with high success and finally to climbed up to the top level of military hierarchy.He deserves all the praises and respect that heaped upon him by the people and the recognition , awards ,medals and rank promotions that the government granted.His and his co author s writing style is full of humor but no less sarcastic I only wish to add my two cent worth of my perpective , as an observer, to wit Considering the atrocious lost of lives see footnote 1 and limbs of the pilot to be in training excersises and the pain and the suffering their families endured which fully described in this memoir andConsidering the cost in term of money , resources including human resources ,the human toll mostly civilians , the devastation and destruction that the cold war which is the time frame during which his memoire taken place , ONE WONDER IF IT IS WORTH ITHis success in air battles agaisnt German air force and other foes was amazing with so many enemy airplan fighters shot downBut his participate in the Vietnam and Korean war is another materStatistic of the human toll shows Three million Vietnamese and equal number of Korean , mostly civilians and One hundred thousand American youths Not included are casualty from the German, Afganistan and people of Eastern Europe and neighboring countriesWhat are above cold , hard numbers signify Excersise in exceptionism from World Powers.They fough proxy wars during the cold war except in WW2 Their youths and civilians of 3rd world countries are EXPENDABLE, just like military hardwares In the process it feeded and have been feeding trillions of greenback into the war machine to complete the closed circle of INDUSTRIAL MILITARY COMPLEXIt seems people of all nations are just sheeps, following their mostly , most the time self interested, greedy, war inclined , imorale, amorale and ruthless shepherders , the big politicians and their buddiesDon t take me wrong must have been wrongly instead , Yeager , from all evidences, is a great guy, fairy decent husband and father, and I might say a true warrior soldier, a down to earth soul , a courageous fighter and realy a true officer and gentlement to the truest meaningHe didn t really have time and luxury to ponder about the dirty deallings that his higher ups and their cronies conspiring within the dark reccesses of the White House and the Pentagon AND their counterparts did similar things in Moscow and Berlin.He had barely enough time to eacape busting his ass his term as a fighter pilot during the tail end of WW2, fly instructor then commander of various squadrons and air units.In short he was damn busy trying his best as a soldier,a husband of almost abandoned wife and sons, hardly have time and the luxury to ponder , much less to have power to intervene with the the above mentioned dark deallings To his credit , he has briefly mentioned about that sinister industrial military complex ALAS as we know by now, the huge military spending of Moscow regime among other economic mishandling and the man made disaster of Chernobyl , have precipitated the collape of the Soviet Union, making the US military build up , chiefly in nuclear weapon , and the disastrous proxy wars in Vietnam and Korea they waged footnote 2 BECAME A HUGE WASTE of human lives and properties of all the lowly people in the bottom rung of society, while the big politicians and their corporate buddies became filthily rich beyon imagination My rant is it notwithstanding, the book is a realistic, honest and intimate self portrayal sandwiched between his wife s and his colleague s of a modern hero In retrospect, the struggle between the 2 world super powers US Russia , DURING YEAGER s LIFETIME, for which he somewhat participated as a minor subordinate, was BASED ON FEAR and self interest of the 2 rulling gangs of the 2 countries.This fear is self propelled and self agravated.It seemed the big ass leaders of both side were terrified of their own DEMONS, their own GOSHs , their OWN shadows But people of both sides beared the burden and cost resulting from their fears The dogs that were WAGED by the tails hardly realize that the arm race, especialy nuke arm race between the 2 world bullies , HAVE LEAD TO THE COLLAPSE of one Soviet Union and the political SUICIDE of the other the US In short, the cold war was started and intensified by unsubstantiated FEAR of both leaders, that brought the downfall for both Khrushchev , Kenedy and his successors In their PARANOID , Western leaders whipped up their fear of the imagined RED monster, didn t know that the real monster s tusk war machine was much bigger than its body, pulling the whole structure down and disintegrated To make money in war and to rally people behind them to fight THEIR OWN MADE BELIEVE enemy, they crank up, or rather their corporate buddies cranked up arms , especially nuke arms manufacturing They both reaped huge financial gainsMeanwhile, the sheeps in both sides were.just sheeps, being herded in this and that directions, were shaved to the skin and numerous were butchered.For the greed and vanity of a few Yeager was awared of it, he can smell a faint whiff of some unpleasant ordour, as per his writting revealed , but of course, he was a soldier, not a politician , and his job was to do just what his commander ordered Footnote 1 12 out of 30 test pilots killed during trainingMany of his buddies killed afterward in air combat and non combat 2 we are all too familiar with the term wag the dog General Chuck Yeager, The Greatest Test Pilot Of Them All The First Man To Fly Faster Than The Speed Of Sounde World War II Flying Ace Who Shot Down A Messerschmitt Jet With A Prop Driven P Mustange Hero Who Defined A Certain Quality That All Hotshot Fly Boys Of The Postwar Era Aimed To Achieve The Right StuffNow Chuck Yeager Tells His Whole Incredible Life Story With The Same Wide Open, Full Throttle Approach That Has Marked His Astonishing Career What It Was Really Like Enaging In Do Or Die Dogfights Over Nazi Europe How After Being Shot Over Occupied France, Yeager Somehow Managed To Escape The Amazing Behind The Scenes Story Of Smashing The Sound Barrier Despite Cracked Ribs From A Riding Accident Days BeforeThe Entire Story Is Here, In Yeager S Own Words, And In Wondeful Insights From His Wife And Those Friends And Colleagues Who Have Known Him Best It Is The Personal And Public Story Of A Man Who Settled For Nothing Less Than Excellence, A One Of A Kind Portrait Of A True American Hero [Epub] Psiconutrición. 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one of my boyhood heroes, ever since I saw the IMAX movie Speed in the summer of 1986 at age 10 It was shortly after seeing that movie that I first read this autobiography, and I was absolutely enthralled to read bout Chuck s exploits such as 1 becoming an ace in a day by downing 5 Me 109s in a single engagement, 2 shooting down an Me 262 German jet fighter while flying a prop driven P 51D Mustang, and of course, 3 breaking the sound barrier Now, reading it 33 years la Chuck Yeager was one of my boyhood heroes, ever since I saw the IMAX movie Speed in the summer of 1986 at age 10 It was shortly after seeing that movie that I first read this autobiography, and I was absolutely enthralled to read bout Chuck s exploits such as 1 becoming an ace in a day by downing 5 Me 109s in a single engagement, 2 shooting down an Me 262 German jet fighter while flying a prop driven P 51D Mustang, and of course, 3 breaking the sound barrier Now, reading it 33 years later, this time with the perspective of an adult who served as an Air Force officer in my own right albeit not as a fighter pilot, as alas my depth perception was the polar opposite of Chuck s , I have an even greater appreciation for both the book and Chuck s exploits, something I m reminded of every workday during my job at the Pentagon as I view the segment of the 4th floor wall dedicated to General Yeager s accomplishments Favorite passages p 3 When President Truman presented me with the Collier Trophy in 1948 for breaking the sound barrier, my Dad attended the White House ceremonies, but refused to shake hands with the President He glowered at Truman, acting like a revival preacher trapped into meeting the pope s far as Dad was concerned, the first good Democrat had yet to be born Ha, ha p 322 The way the best of us fought in Europe so many years ago is how the best of us fought in Korea and Vietnam World War II may have been the last popular war, but that made no difference to guys who flew balls out in Korea or up north in Vietnam Military guys don t get to veto what wars we fight Once a policy is decided, we are sent to enforce it Sure, there are some wars that are easier to get behind than others, but for the most part, the guys fighting are only concerned with two things winning them and staying alive while doing it p 330 Living to a ripe old age is not an end in itself the trick is to enjoy the years remaining If I could jump inside one person s head Being John Malkovich style and experience their entire life, beginning to end, without regard to anything but the sheer roller coaster thrill of it, I d probably pick Chuck Yeager Granted, the guy s not dead yet But unless he meets a truly horrendous end eaten alive, say, by Bengal Tigers, while slow roasting over a barbecue pit I d consider myself a truly lucky man to see everything he s seen and do everything he s done Ripping through the sound ba If I could jump inside one person s head Being John Malkovich style and experience their entire life, beginning to end, without regard to anything but the sheer roller coaster thrill of it, I d probably pick Chuck Yeager Granted, the guy s not dead yet But unless he meets a truly horrendous end eaten alive, say, by Bengal Tigers, while slow roasting over a barbecue pit I d consider myself a truly lucky man to see everything he s seen and do everything he s done Ripping through the sound barrier in a bullet shaped orange rocket plane, battling Messerschmitts in the cold European skies, testing exotic aircraft of all shapes and sizes in the bleak Mojave desert, hunting and fishing and hiking the high Sierras, hooting and hollering with friends on crazy drunken misadventures it all sounds too fun to be legal, and except for the hooting and hollering part, I haven t done any of it.What s , he lived the kind of life that people don t seem to believe in any, the life of the self made man who rises from nothing, who picks himself up by his own bootstraps and succeeds through good ol Yankee Doodle initiative, ability and gumption One of the nice things about this book, though, is that he doesn t rub it in He s the first one to acknowledge how lucky he s been to live the life he s lived and live to tell about it An upside down bolt on an airplane aileron, parachute shroud lines that almost burnt through after an ejection gone awry any of these things could have ended this remarkable life long before old age, and he knows it.Beyond the good luck, though, he knew enough not to press his luck One realizes, reading this book, that Yeager s flying career s remarkable not because he took chances, but because he didn t get so cocky and full of himself that he took one chance too many In the test pilot business, it s better to fade away than to burn out or up.I last read this when I was a kid, not long after it came out I d been blown away by The Right Stuff and was nuts about everything aviation and space related I don t think I ve seen it in twenty years, but I ve had a hankering to read it for a while now, so I picked it up, put down the boring weighty intellectual tomes I usually read, and ripped through it in a couple days, eagerly smuggling it into the bathroom at work to steal some pleasure out of the boring workday I ll never live this life, never get a pilot s license with my narcolepsy and my bad eyes, I probably shouldn t even have a driver s license but thanks to this book I can live Chuck Yeager s life vicariously, for a couple days, anyway As soon as seeing the title of this book, people might think that it s not their cup of tea Many who aren t interested in aeroplanes and engineering wouldn t know who Chuck Yeager is People who know about him don t know him well they think that he s just a man who enjoyed his life by flying expensive toys Many don t understand what a legend he is But, for the ones who know him well, he s beyond a happy and successful human He is a role model A hero A man who shed light upon the dark As soon as seeing the title of this book, people might think that it s not their cup of tea Many who aren t interested in aeroplanes and engineering wouldn t know who Chuck Yeager is People who know about him don t know him well they think that he s just a man who enjoyed his life by flying expensive toys Many don t understand what a legend he is But, for the ones who know him well, he s beyond a happy and successful human He is a role model A hero A man who shed light upon the dark path that led the world to the future of aviation People who had escalated themselves to this level of importance would be special people So is General Chuck Yeager This book doesn t only make us realise how special he is It also makes us understand the making of someone special The book starts with the stories from Chuck s notorious childhood that puts a smile on the readers face, while making a point that childhood is the most important part of anyone s life Chuck wasn t an easy child that most parents of today desire to have He was a real pain in arse But as we progress into reading about his adulthood, and his early success stories, we begin to realise the fact that the only reason for his swift success is the individualism sculptured by his naughty and rough childhood totally fearless adventure seeker who s always thirsty for knowledge The secret of my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day, says Chuck Throughout the book, he constantly speaks about the art of staying safe while exploring the limits of man and the machine In Chuck s vocabulary Being careful while busting arse Being careful has a different meaning in Chuck s dictionary It just means being aware to him In his life, Chuck Yeager accepted missions that many pilots refused to accept because of fear The reason for that is, Chuck knew about the machines that he flewthan anyone else He knew exactly about what they can do, and what they can t do He also knew what to do to make them do what he wants to do He s the perfect aeroplane whisperer As a reader, while reading these episodes of days as a test pilot, we will realise the fact that nothing other than deep knowledge can propel a man towards success Sensible work yieldsthan hard work Pages that tell the romantic story between Chuck Yeager and Glennis sound fantastic than most of the films and imaginary novels Why wouldn t it be, because it s a story of a hero meeting an intelligent beauty and falling deeply in love with her perfect recipe for making butterflies flutter in the heart of the reader Chuck meets Glennis for the first time in a Gymnasium at Oroville Glennis was a 18 year old high school graduate working at the gym s office at that time, and Chuck was a 19 year old Airforce trainee pilot He went to Glen s gym to arrange an USO dance event, and this is how the conversation went Glennis You expect me to whip up a dance and find thirty girls on three hours notice Chuck No you ll only need to come up with twenty nine, because I want to take you It s a custom for airforce pilots to choose a name for their aeroplanes Pilots decorated their aeroplanes by painting those chosen names on the noses of their aeroplanes Many pilots chose many different names, but Chuck always chose to paint Glamorous Glenn in the noses of the aeroplanes that he flew Kids, that s how real men do it Chuck was a spirited warrior He loved dogfighting in the skies He loved his duty in World War 2 He loved his duty in West Germany He loved his duty in Korea and Vietnam He never bothered about politics and other stuff He loved flying, and he did it without questioning Nothing reflects his attitudethan his days in Pakistan During the 1971 India Pakistan war, because of the Cold War and the crazy stir it caused in the global politics, USA and China supported Pakistan, and USSR supported India As a token of support, USA decided to send Chuck Yeager as an advisor to Pakistani airforce Chuck admits that he knew nothing about Pakistan or its history or anything He admits that he didn t know on whose side the righteousness was He says, he went to Pakistan looking forward to adventure, and eager to complete the task assigned by his country s leaders You re not to question why You re just to do or die the kind of spirit every nation expects its soldiers to have He wasn t only a spirited warrior He had the qualities of a great soldier as well How he reacts to defeat is the yardstick that measures the greatness of a soldier The way he reacted to the Pakistani defeat in the 1971 India Pakistan war defines his greatness Indians kicked the Pakistani butts in every humiliating way possible in the 1971 war Chuck Yeager wasn t annoyed by this humiliating defeat Instead, he, throughout the war, was admiring India s fighting skills While bombing the Islamabad airport, an Indian Sukhoi Su 7 bomber reduced Chuck Yeager s personal Beechcraft plane to ashes He reacts to this humiliating event cooly by saying Well, that s the Indian way of showing Uncle Sam the finger He almost said, Well done, India, after the war Admiring the adversary only great soldiers have this quality This quality made him become friends with many of India s finest fighter pilots after the war, when the relationships between India and USA took a turn and started becoming friendly The way he dealt with the politics in the Airforce gives us many life lessons I personally learned No matter what the situation is, just tell what is in your mind What you say might get you enemies At the same time it will also get you admirers who ll support you Speaking your mind gets you people who love you for what you are This autobiography is a great read not only for engineering and aeronautics enthusiasts It s a great read for regular recreational readers as well The story it says is fantastic than many imaginary novels out there The man it speaks about is a real life hero The lessons it teaches are worthy If I ever become a father in future, this book would be in the must read list of my kids I saw General Yeager speak at the Pacific Aviation museum and he was absolutely hilarious and that was what prompted my reading this book that and I liked that movie The Right stuff and my little brother is in the AF so gotta represent I really enjoyed this book but I must admit that the parts I enjoyed the most were not about Yeager they were about two extraordinary and unique women in his life Pancho Barnes and Jackie Cochran I m wondering if there are biographies of them because I saw General Yeager speak at the Pacific Aviation museum and he was absolutely hilarious and that was what prompted my reading this book that and I liked that movie The Right stuff and my little brother is in the AF so gotta represent I really enjoyed this book but I must admit that the parts I enjoyed the most were not about Yeager they were about two extraordinary and unique women in his life Pancho Barnes and Jackie Cochran I m wondering if there are biographies of them because I couldn t get enough I also found it interesting that while Yeager spoke so brilliantly about these two ladies, and painted such a vivid picture of their unique characters, I walked away from this book feeling as though his wife, Glennis was a stranger Even the parts that were in her voice from her writings and interviews etc left a colorless rendition of Yeager s longtime wife Sometimes the reading got a little too technical for the non aviator me, and I couldn t keep any of the airplane acronyms straight I didn t really expect to but I enjoyed Yeager s bluntness and humor and he tells his stories with that typical Air Force swagger that makes you admire those pilots no matter what their faults are This book moved me From General Yeager s humble West Virginia upbringing to getting shot down in WW2 evading the Germans, breaking the speed barrier, helping train NASA pilots, fighting in Vietnam and his UNREAL wife raising the family It really is a must read Oh wait, he is still living too LIVINGLEGEND He was, without question, the best pilot this country ever produced Dick Frost If you love the hell out of what you re doing, you re usually pretty good at it, and you wind up making y This book moved me From General Yeager s humble West Virginia upbringing to getting shot down in WW2 evading the Germans, breaking the speed barrier, helping train NASA pilots, fighting in Vietnam and his UNREAL wife raising the family It really is a must read Oh wait, he is still living too LIVINGLEGEND He was, without question, the best pilot this country ever produced Dick Frost If you love the hell out of what you re doing, you re usually pretty good at it, and you wind up making your own breaks Other than being forced by circumstances to live apart from Glennis, I was happy as I ever was Rank didn t mean a whole helluva lot, except that I neededmoney If they had decided to make me a general, my first question would ve been Do general get to fly I wasn t a deep sophisticated person, but I lived by a basic principle I did only what I enjoyed I wouldn t let anyone derail me by promises of power or money into doing things that weren t interesting to me That kept me real and honest Gen Chuck Yeager Read this years ago but still remember it fondly. Read this after Tom Wolfe s The Right Stuff and was drawn to the character of Chuck Yeager Written in the first person Yeager s with co write Leo Janos style is spare and lean This is an easy read and would be recommended to anyone with an interest in the history of the US Air Force, NASA, and flying Yeager appears to be a likeable, but somewhat taciturn guy whose courage and loyalty to his colleages, family and country is unquestionable.

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