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Richard Curtis

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Richard K. Curtis earned the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross in World War II. After the war, he received a B.A. in theology from Northern Baptist Seminary in Chicago and an M.S. and Ph.D. in speech communication from Purdue University. He is the author of three previous books: They Called Him Mister Moody, Evolution or Extinction: The Choice Before Us, and Hubris and the Presidency: The Abuse of Power by Johnson and Nixon. He retired from the faculty of Purdue University in 1993.

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Dumb but Lucky!
Confessions of a P-51 Fighter Pilot in World War II
Written by Richard Curtis


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: June 28, 2005
Price: $7.99

Second lieutenant Dick Curtis arrived in Italy in May 1944–twenty years old and part of a shipment of P-51 Mustang fighter pilots so desperately needed that they were rushed into combat with less than thirty hours of flight time in their new high-performance aircraft.

Six of the twelve pilots assigned to the... Read more >
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Dumb but Lucky!
Confessions of a P-51 Fighter Pilot in World War II
Written by Richard Curtis


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $7.99

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