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Speed! by Frank Hawks

Speed! by Frank Hawks

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by Frank Hawks

New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam.
First edition, 1931.

SIGNED and inscribed by Frank Hawks on ffep.
Contains an ownership stamp on the inside cover page "From the aviation collection of H.N. (Dusty) Rhodes"

Condition: Lacks dust jacket, very minor outer wear, corners a little bumped. Front-free endpaper has a faint fingerprint smudge, otherwise interior appears to be clean and neat. Contains several photographs of Hawks and his planes. Binding is firm.

wikipedia: "Frank Monroe Hawks (March 28, 1897 - August 23, 1938) was a pilot in the United States Army Air Service during World War I and was known during the 1920s and 1930s as a record breaking aviator, using a series of Texaco-sponsored aircraft, setting 214 point-to-point records in the United States and Europe. Prolific in the media and continually in the "public eye", in the 1937 The Mysterious Pilot movie serial, Hawks was billed as the "fastest airman in the world." A popular saying from the time was, "Don't send it by mail ... send it by Hawks." After retiring from a career as an air racer, he died in 1938, flying an experimental aircraft."

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