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Colonel Carroll V. Glines, Jr. USAF (ret.) “is a former U.S. Air Force colonel, has served as an editor for numerous aviation magazines, and is the author or coauthor of thirty-two books, including Jimmy Doolittle’s autobiography, I Could Never Be So Lucky Again. His numerous writing awards include the prestigious Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aviation writing from the Aviation/Space Writers Association.

 

Colonel Carroll V. Glines, Jr. is the author of Round-the-World Flights; Those Legendary Piper Cubs: Their Role in War and Peace; Attack on Yamamoto; Helicopter Rescues; The Compact History of the Untied States Air Force: The Story of the American Airman and the Force in which He Serves; Chennault's Forgotten Warriors: The Saga of the 308th Bomb Group in China; Four Came Home: The Gripping Story of the Survivors of Jimmy Doolittle's Two Lost Crews; Doolittle Raid; The Amazing Gooney Bird: The Saga of the Legendary DC-3/C-47; Saga of the Air Mail; Master of the Calculated Risk: James H. Jimmy Doolittle a Pictorial Biography; Jimmy Doolittle: Daredevil Aviator and Scientist; The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of Power Flight; and, The First Book of the Moon.

Colonel Carroll V. Glines, Jr. is also a co-author of I Could Never Be So Lucky Again; Grand Old Lady: Story of the DC-3; The Complete Guide for the Serviceman's Wife; Minutemen of the Air; The First Flight Around the World, April 6 - Sept. 28, 1924 a Pictorial History; and, Flights: American Aerospace...Beginning to Future.

One reader of Four Came Home: The Gripping Story of the Survivors of Jimmy Doolittle's Two Lost Crews said, “This book is only about 170 pages long so I easily finished it in one day. Wow!!! What an incredible story! I have to admit I knew little about this raid but upon seeing "Pearl Harbor" felt I needed to investigate further. This book concisely covers every facet of the mission and quickly gets into the flight. While it states what happened to all the crews, it clearly focuses on the 8 captured crewmen and what happened to them while in captivity. I've read one other account of POWs written by John McCain and I can't help but applaud the training and quality of these men in their ability to survive. If you've ever wondered exactly what water torture is, this book will explain it to you.

The second to last chapter covers the return of the last held in captivity, George Barr. Due to extremely poor health, he had to stay behind for some time prior to traveling. What this did to him mentally will leave you in tears and I encourage you to buy this book if only for this chapter. This is a great book of heroism and should be read by any American. I strongly recommend this book.”

 

One reader of Chennault's Forgotten Warriors: The Saga of the 308th Bomb Group in China said, “I looked for years to learn something about the unit my Dad served in during WW2. Here is an informative and personal look at others who served in China under the command of Claire Chennault. These men and their support staff faced many of the same difficulties and supply problems as the more famous "Flying Tiger" fighter pilots, yet hardly any information has been available. Glines collected information from numerous sources: flight and ground crews, medical staff, official documents and personal diaries to shed some light on those who helped hold back the Japanese Empire during the early stages of the war when the majority of the country was focused on events in Europe. I found this book helped bring a deeper appreciation for the war my Dad never talked about and how it changed his view of the world forever. The dedication and performance of these men and women should not be forgotten. The building of peaceful relationships with all Chinese can be possible because of these few warriors.”

 

According to the book description of Round-the-World Flights, “Ever since man’s first ascent in a hot-air balloon in 1783, men and women have dreamed of being the first or fastest to fly around the world. Gathered here are all of the most exciting episodes in the history of round-the-world flight.”

 

The MOAA said of Those Legendary Piper Cubs: Their Role in War and Peace, “This is the history of the company that produced more light aircraft than any other manufacturer in the world and the experiences of those who flew them. The text includes the many uses of their single-engine, high-wing, fabric-covered descendants, their various modifications, and experimental spin-offs.”

 

Publisher’s Weekly said of I Could Never Be So Lucky Again, “Best remembered as leader of the 1942 raid over Tokyo, Doolittle later commanded the U.S. 8th Air Force in England. After the war he was active in the reorganization of our defense establishment and became director of several companies in the private sector. Doolittle, with retired Army Air Force colonel Glines, here recounts his knockabout Alaskan youth, his experiences as a miner in California, his brief but successful career as a prizefighter, and his adventures as a aerial-show "aerobat" and later as a test pilot. Air history buffs will appreciate the detailed comments on the technological advances stimulated by competition for the Bendix and other air-race trophies during the '20s and '30s, races in which Doolittle was a prominent participant. The book recalls vividly Doolittle's days as an aviation pioneer--and retells the exciting story of the Tokyo raid. The rest, mostly dealing with the general's top-level leadership during the remainder of the war, his successes in the business world after retiring from the Air Force and the reception of innumerable honors and awards, is less interesting.”

 

According to the book description of The Amazing Gooney Bird: The Saga of the Legendary DC-3/C-47, “The DC-3 is the plane that made civilian transport that made civilian transport a profitable reality, and has become a legend in its own time. It has many names and designations - Skytrain, Spooky, Puff the Magic Dragon, DC-3, C-47, R4D, Li-2 and others.”


I Could Never Be So Lucky Again: An Autobiography of James H. ""Jimmy"" Doolittle with Carroll V. Glines
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Four Came Home: The Gripping Story of the Survivors of Jimmy Doolittle's Two Lost Crews
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Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders
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Round-the-World Flights: Third Edition
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The first book of the moon,
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LEGENDARY DC-3, THE (Bantam Air & Space Series)
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Those Legendary Piper Cubs: Their Role In War And Peace (Schiffer Military History Book)
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The Doolittle Raid: America's Daring First Strike Against Japan
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Attack on Yamamoto / Carroll V. Glines
Carroll V. (1920-) Glines  More Info
Chennault's Forgotten Warriors: The Saga of the 308th Bomb Group in China (Schiffer Military History)
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Helicopter Rescues
Carroll V. Glines Jr.  More Info
THE COMPACT HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE: The Story of the American Airman and the Force in Which He Serves.
Jr. Lt. Col. Carroll V. Glines  More Info
The Saga of the Air Mail
Carroll V. Glines  More Info
Grand Old Lady: Story of the DC-3
Jr. & Lt. Col. Wendell F. Moseley Lt. Col. Carroll V. Glines  More Info
Bernt Balchen Polar Aviator
Glines Carroll V.  More Info
The Amazing Gooney Bird: The Saga of the Legendary DC-3/C-47
Carroll V. Glines  More Info
Air Rescue! (Ace)
Carroll V Glines  More Info
The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of Power Flight (Immortals of Science)
Carroll V. Glines  More Info
Jimmy Doolittle Daredevil Aviator And Scientist: Air Force Academy Series
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Flights: American Aerospace...Beginning to Future
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Minutemen of the Air
Carroll V Glines and Gene Gurney  More Info
The Complete Guide for the Serviceman's Wife
Elizabeth Land [Kaderli]  More Info

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