Stand: The Final Flight of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr

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The last great mystery of World War I has been solved. Drawing from more than two thousand pages of unpublished material, archeological digs in France and dozens of interviews with the descendents of those involved, The Stand: The Final Flight of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. writes the last chapter on the life and death of America's most spectacular fighter pilot. After fifteen years of research, author and Telly Award-winning television host Stephen Skinner pens a driving, dynamic account that fills in the blanks left ...

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Overview

The last great mystery of World War I has been solved. Drawing from more than two thousand pages of unpublished material, archeological digs in France and dozens of interviews with the descendents of those involved, The Stand: The Final Flight of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. writes the last chapter on the life and death of America's most spectacular fighter pilot. After fifteen years of research, author and Telly Award-winning television host Stephen Skinner pens a driving, dynamic account that fills in the blanks left behind byhistoryafter the legendary Arizona balloon buster died under controversial circumstances deep in enemy lines in September of 1918.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780764330957
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

    The Stand is the definitive work on Frank Luke.

    In The Stand, Stephen Skinner takes all the familiar stories about Luke and attempts discern fact from fiction. Not only does Skinner research Luke's combat record, but he even details events from Luke's early life. After reading The Stand, I feel I have a much better understanding of not only Frank Luke the combat aviator, but him as a man.

    In places where Skinner is unable to locate direct evidence, he approaches events as a detective. He dissects evidence and statements to reach to the most logical explanations. He takes the reader through the process so you can come to your own conclusions.

    I particularly enjoyed the sections of the book where Skinner explains the circumstances of some of the few remaining pictures of Frank Luke. Skinner does an excellent job of propelling the reader back through time to the extent you almost feel you were present when the picture was taken.

    This book is a must read for anyone with a serious interest in Frank Luke's life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2008

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    The officially authorized biography of Frank Luke and the definitive work on his life and death. Drawing on thousands of pages of newly discovered and unpublished material, on-site archeological work in France and dozens of interviews with the descendents of those involved, THE STAND: The Final Flight of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. writes the last chapter on the life and death of America's most spectacular fighter pilot. After fifteen years of research and seven expeditions overseas, author and Telly award-winning television host Stephen Skinner pens a driving, dynamic account that fills in the blanks left behind by history after Luke died under controversial circumstances deep in enemy lines in September of 1918. Stories have abounded for almost ninety years about what truly happened when Frank Luke disappeared over Verdun on that cold, gray Sunday evening. With the publication of THE STAND: The Final Flight of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr., the truth will be known.

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