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Fireball - Robert Matzen

Fireball

5.0 1 5 Författare: Robert Matzen Inläsare: Tavia Gilbert
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This fresh look at Hollywood’s “Queen of Screwball,” Carole Lombard, presents a firstever examination of the events that led to the shocking flight mishap that took her life on the side of a Nevada mountain in 1942. It also provides a daybyday account of the struggles of Lombard’s husband, Clark Gable, and other family, friends, and fans to cope with the tragedy. In effect, having just completed the first sale of war bonds and stamps in the nation following its entry into World War II, Lombard became the first Hollywood star to sacrifice her life in the war. The War Department offered Gable a funeral service with full military honors, but he refused it, knowing his wife would not approve of such spectacle. Based on extensive research rather than gossip, this investigation further explores the lives of the twentyone others on the plane, including fifteen members of the US Army Air Corps, and addresses one of the most enduring mysteries of World War II. On a clear night full of stars, with TWA’s most experienced pilot at the controls of a tenmonthold aircraft under the power of two fully functioning engines, why did the flight crash into that Nevada mountainside? This gripping pageturner presents the story of the people on the plane, the friends and families left behind, and the heroic first responders who struggled up a mountain hoping to perform a miracle rescue. It is a story of accomplishment, bravery, sacrifice, and loss.
Språk: Engelska Kategori: Biografier

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Förlag: Blackstone Audio
Utgiven: 2014-01-14
Längd: 12T 3M
ISBN: 9781482996654
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