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Reach for the Sky

(1954)
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The bestselling story of Britain's most courageous and most famous flyer, the Second World War hero Sir Douglas Bader.In 1931, at the age of 21, Douglas Bader was the golden boy of the RAF. Excelling in everything he did he represented the Royal Air Force in aerobatics displays, played rugby for Harlequins, and was tipped to be the next England fly half. But one afternoon in December all his ambitions came to an abrupt end when he crashed his plane doing a particularly difficult and illegal aerobatic trick. His injuries were so bad that surgeons were forced to amputate both his legs to save his life. Douglas Bader did not fly again until the outbreak of the Second World War, when his undoubted skill in the air was enough to convince a desperate air force to give him his own squadron. The rest of his story is the stuff of legend. Flying Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain he led his squadron to kill after kill, keeping them all going with his unstoppable banter. Shot down in occupied France, his German captors had to confiscate his tin legs in order to stop him trying to escape. Bader faced it all, disability, leadership and capture, with the same charm, charisma and determination that was an inspiration to all around him.

    

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Hardback Editions

June 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: Reach for the Sky
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-89966-910-7 / 978-0-89966-910-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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April 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: Reach for the Sky: Story of Douglas Bader, D.S.O., D.F.C. Large Print
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-7066-1047-4 / 978-0-7066-1047-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Remploy Press
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June 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Reach for the Sky: Story of Douglas Bader, D.S.O., D.F.C. (New Portway Reprints)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-86220-590-5 / 978-0-86220-590-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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December 1957 : UK Hardback
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Title: Reach for the Sky: Story of Douglas Bader, D.S.O., D.F.C.
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-00-192288-2 / 978-0-00-192288-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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December 1954 : UK Hardback
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Title: Reach for the Sky : The Story of Douglas Bader D.S.O., D.F.C.
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-00-211701-0 / 978-0-00-211701-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins, London
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August 1954 : USA Hardback
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Title: Reach for the Sky
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-393-07376-9 / 978-0-393-07376-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

August 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reach for the Sky: Story of Douglas Bader, D.S.O., D.F.C. (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-304-35674-3 / 978-0-304-35674-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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November 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Reach for the Sky: The Story of Douglas Bader, Legless Ace of the Battle of Britain (Bluejacket Books)
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 1-55750-222-6 / 978-1-55750-222-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
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June 1981 : UK Paperback

Title: Reach for the Sky
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-00-634115-2 / 978-0-00-634115-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana Press
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June 1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: Reach for the sky: The story of Douglas Bader, legless ace of the Battle of Britain
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-553-11822-6 / 978-0-553-11822-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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September 1969 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: REACH FOR THE SKY
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-345-21710-1 / 978-0-345-21710-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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August 1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reach for the Sky: Story of Douglas Bader, D.S.O., D.F.C.
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-00-612064-4 / 978-0-00-612064-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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1967 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Reach for the Sky
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-345-03256-X / 978-0-345-03256-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballentine
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Audio Editions

October 1991 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Reach for the Sky: Complete & Unabridged: Story of Douglas Bader, D.S.O., D.F.C.
Author(s): Paul Brickhill
ISBN: 0-7451-5807-2 / 978-0-7451-5807-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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