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by Tom Clancy,Dale Brown,Jack Hunter,Richard Bach,Ralph Peters,James A. Michener,Rudyard Kipling,Arthur Conan Doyle,Stephen Coonts
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  • Author:
    Tom Clancy,Dale Brown,Jack Hunter,Richard Bach,Ralph Peters,James A. Michener,Rudyard Kipling,Arthur Conan Doyle,Stephen Coonts
  • ISBN:
    0312877242
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    978-0312877248
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    Forge Books; First Edition edition (October 1, 2003)
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    464 pages
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On Glorious Wings: The Best Flying Stories of the Century.

On Glorious Wings: The Best Flying Stories of the Century. by Tom Clancy, Dale Brown, and Jack Hunter. Here, the master of the military thriller takes you along for the ride inside the cockpit as three Intruders head out to destroy some Russian MiG fighters grounded in Laos.

On Glorious Wings book. Since its invention in 1903, the airplane has become the dominant. On Glorious Wings contains stories and excerpts from world-renowned authors, including Dale Brown, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Louis L'Amour, James Michener, Joseph Heller, Len Deighton, Frederick Forsyth, William Faulkner, Ralph Peters and Stephen Coonts himself. From the rickety wire-and-wood contraptions of the 1920s to the possible future of warfare in 2020, this collection invites you to take to the skies with some of today's most acclaimed authors, including

On Glorious Wings contains stories and excerpts from world-renowned authors . With an introduction and story notes written by Stephen Coonts, On Glorious Wings is a must-have for any aviation enthusiast.

On Glorious Wings contains stories and excerpts from world-renowned authors, including Dale Brown, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Louis L'Amour, James Michener, Joseph Heller, Len Deighton, Frederick Forsyth, William Faulkner, Ralph Peters and Stephen Coonts himself. Now, bestselling author Stephen Coonts has collected some of the finest fiction about flying in one volume. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Best Flying Stories of the Century. Retaliation," from The War in 2020, by Ralph Peters: In the near future, America is threatened by a joint Iran-Japan military force that threatens the Middle East and Europe. Saddle up with the high-tech, hard-hitting cavalry soldiers of the future and their armored, fire-breathing future flying machines as they take to the air to raid on an enemy base.

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On Glorious Wings contains stories and excerpts from world-­renowned authors, including Dale Brown, Sir Arthur . From the rickety wire-­and-­wood contraptions of the 1920s to the possible future of warfare in 2020, this collection invites you to take to the skies with some of today's most acclaimed authors, including:­"Five Weeks in a Balloon" by Jules Verne: Take a fanciful trip through the air as imagined by one of the great.

Veteran naval aviator Stephen Coonts shook up the action-adventure game with his 1986 bestseller, Flight of the Intruder. He followed that dazzling debut with a string of adventures starring intrepid hero Jake Grafton - a series that only gets more popular with each new release. Victory - Volume 1 of 5. Stephen Coonts, Jim DeFelice. Deep Black CD Collection 2: Payback, Jihad, Conspiracy.

Since then war stories have been one of the main themes of fiction in Western cultures: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoi was set .

Since then war stories have been one of the main themes of fiction in Western cultures: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoi was set during the Napoleonic Wars, Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage was set during the American Civil War, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was perhaps the great classic of World War I. Arguably. the premier war novel of the twentieth century, Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, was set in the Spanish Civil War. World War II caused an explosion of great war novels.

Since its invention in 1903, the airplane has become the dominant mode of transport, travel, and combat. It has brought the entire planet closer together and changed almost every aspect of how we live today.Along the way, the airplane has inspired writers in every decade of the twentieth century to celebrate this world-changing creation. From the wild first years of aviation when daredevil men challenged each other to set altitude records to the terrible three-dimensional landscape of combat in the air through all the wars of this century, authors from around the world have written of the airplanes and the men and women who fly them.Now, bestselling author Stephen Coonts has collected some of the finest fiction about flying in one volume. On Glorious Wings contains stories and excerpts from world-renowned authors, including Dale Brown, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Louis L'Amour, James Michener, Joseph Heller, Len Deighton, Frederick Forsyth, William Faulkner, Ralph Peters and Stephen Coonts himself. From the rickety wire-and-wood contraptions of the 1920s to the possible future of warfare in 2020, this collection invites you to take to the skies with some of today's most acclaimed authors, including:"Five Weeks in a Balloon" by Jules Verne: Take a fanciful trip through the air as imagined by one of the great authors of the nineteenth century."All of the Dead Pilots" by William Faulkner: One of America's greatest storytellers looks at Britain in World War II, where a brash American pilot and an unflappable British officer clash over the same woman."Wings over Khabarovsk" by Louis L'Amour: The great Western writer also penned many tales for the pulp magazines of the 1930s and '40s, including this classic of the genre about an American pilot framed for spying on the far side of the world."An Hour to San Francisco," from The High and the Mighty, by Ernest K. Gann: When a four-engine plane loses an engine over the Pacific Ocean, what had been an uneventful trip becomes a white-knuckle race for survival."Corey Ford Buys the Farm," from Flight of the Intruder, by Stephen Coonts: During the Vietnam Conflict, pilots took lightly armed A-6 Intruders on harrowing near-suicide missions against the North Vietnamese army. Here, the master of the military thriller takes you along for the ride inside the cockpit as three Intruders head out to destroy some Russian MiG fighters grounded in Laos."Power River MOA," from The Sky Masters, by Dale Brown: At the Powder River weapons-testing site, the jet fighters may fire blanks, but the air combat simulations are as real as can be. Strap yourself in for a ride in the latest in bomber technology-the EB-52 Megafortress."Retaliation," from The War in 2020, by Ralph Peters: In the near future, America is threatened by a joint Iran-Japan military force that threatens the Middle East and Europe. Saddle up with the high-tech, hard-hitting cavalry soldiers of the future and their armored, fire-breathing future flying machines as they take to the air to raid on an enemy base.With an introduction and story notes written by Stephen Coonts, On Glorious Wings is a must-have for any aviation enthusiast.

Goltigor
I have many books written by Stephen Coonts. I enjoy the way he writes and compells you to keep reading to see what happens next. He is amoung my favorite Authors. "On Glorious Wings" The book has many storys on avaition which is one of my first loves.He calls it the best flying stories of the century. I just started to book and am only a few chapters in, however like other books by Stephen Coonts , I am hooked again. If you love avation this book is a must buy. Enjoy.
Kulafyn
The book is in sections with the work of various authors. Overall a great book on flying.
Painbrand
A great collection of many great pilots and crew members from the sky. Super reference now on my desk.
Ubrise
Old Stories/New Cover
Zeleence
I love Stephen Coonts for his fiction and for his compellations... "Combat" and "Victory" were excellent. This book lacks the redeeming trait of those tomes: new material. This is a collection of classics, but the selections from the modern authors- Coonts, Brown, and Peters- are all republished works, too. Granted, they are from wonderful novels themselves, but this collection would be that much better if there was some new material in it... pity.
If you do like the selection from "The War in 2020," buy some more of Ralph Peters' works; he is one of the most unappreciated thriller authors out there.
Tansino
It's clear Coonts has a passion for flight, which can be appreciated by all those who love the genre. Some of the most entertaining parts of the book occur when he introduces the next excerpt; he speaks wonderfully and weaves fantastic images to express a longing for flight. Overall, though, I have to say this book was really only so-so.

It's made up of several excerpts from books Coonts has decided are the most intriguing regarding flight (written in the past 100-150 years or so). They cover a wide range of concepts (reflecting the time period they were written in), ranging from hot air ballooning across oceans to a dogfight in outer space with the Soviet Union (obviously, techno-thriller 80s stuff). You're likely to recognize a few of the authors, such as Poe and Dale Brown.

In many ways, this book can be seen as a demo disc. I ended up reading it less like a collection, and more like a sampler for other books/authors I'd like to read. Personally, I found some of the excerpts to be rather boring. I did, however, especially enjoy "The War in 2020," even as short as it was. And that brings up another point- the excerpts can be rather short. Of course, I understand Coonts was merely looking for the best parts of great novels. However, I still feel that some excerpts could have gone on a little longer, or have been replaced completely by other more flight-indulging ones. I have looked over all the excerpts, but have really only been interested in three or so. All others have more or less failed to capture my imagination.

In the end, this truly is only a so-so book. If you are interested in collecting books of the flight genre, I recommend you buy the actual novels then this brief preview of them. I must say, I'm partial to "The War in 2020." If you're interested in near-future air tech I highly suggest you look into that book! But back to Coonts. If you're trying to decide between this or something else, I'd say to pass this one up for now.
Rishason
Did not read. I have enjoyed stephen j counts but I have too many more interesting books to capture my interest
good short excerpts