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Reach for the Sky

(1954)
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Douglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime. After losing both legs in an air crash in 1931 and being dismissed as a cripple by the Royal Air Force, he fought his way back into the cockpit of a Spitfire to become one of the great heroes of the Battle of Britain. This inspiring biography of the famous World War II fighter pilot, first published in 1954, has a following of faithful readers who come back to the book time and again to re-read, share with their children and pass along to friends. Not many books have made such an impact on people's lives.

Bader's story is so extraordinary that no one would dare invent it, and Brickhill succeeds in matching the excitement of Bader's war deeds with the triumph of his greater battle over a severe handicap. Told he would never walk without a cane, Bader learned to dance, swim, golf, and play tennis. Told he would never fly again, he became not only one of the RAF's top combat pilots but a squadron leader and innovator of fighter tactics that helped win the Battle of Britain. Among the thrilling incidents chronicled in the book are Bader's first successful encounter with an enemy plane, his own shoot down, and his succession of escapes from German prisons.

    

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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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