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Author Whitney, C. V. (Cornelius Vanderbilt), 1899-1992.

Title High peaks / C.V. Whitney.

Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©1977.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (142 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1 From Ice Cream on Sundays to the Wild Blue Yonder; 2 Living It Up; 3 Viva Mexico!; 4 No More Regrets; 5 The Chocolate Soldier; 6 Gone with the Wind; 7 Tournasol; 8 A Night with a Sultan; 9 Spearhead of the Eighth Army; 10 Serpent of the Nile; 11 Yankee Maid at Iwo Jima; 12 Taming of the Bear; 13 How Come Kentucky?; 14 Buffalo Bill Cody; 15 Whence Cometh My Help; 16 The Great Discovery; 17 The Sea around Us; 18 Royal Visit, 1974; 19 Rock Fever; Epilogue.
Summary Rarely is one allowed such an intimate glimpse into the ""high peaks"" of a life so extraordinary and exciting as that of C.V. Whitney. Scion of a distinguished family of great wealth, ""Sonny"" Whitney early displayed the zest for life and the adventurous spirit which have led him into a varied array of achievements remarkable even for the Whitney clan. A pilot in World War I and an AAF officer in World War II who was involved in such events as Iwo Jima and El Alamein, Whitney later, as assistant secretary of the air force, played a crucial role in ending the Berlin blockade. A sportsman with.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Whitney, C. V. (Cornelius Vanderbilt), 1899-1992.
Millionaires -- United States -- Biography.
Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Biography.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813161815 (electronic bk.)
0813161819 (electronic bk.)