The Resource A proud American : the autobiography of Joe Foss, Joe Foss with Donna Wild Foss

A proud American : the autobiography of Joe Foss, Joe Foss with Donna Wild Foss

Label
A proud American : the autobiography of Joe Foss
Title
A proud American
Title remainder
the autobiography of Joe Foss
Statement of responsibility
Joe Foss with Donna Wild Foss
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Fifty years ago, Joe Foss achieved international fame as America's top fighter pilot - the ace of aces - receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor and appearing on the cover of Life magazine. That was only the beginning. The challenges and triumphs have continued in a dazzling range of careers: military leader, political powerhouse, innovative sports magnate, popular television celebrity, successful executive. Today Joe Foss still lives the American dream, appearing
  • Recently on the cover of Time magazine - a stunning testament to a genuine American hero. Now, with his wife and coauthor Donna Wild Foss, Joe Foss tells the thrilling story of his extraordinary life - a story told with the same spirit, savvy and inspiration that enabled him to overcome every obstacle and reach for the sky. Joe grew up on a South Dakota farm, son of a Scotch-Irish mother who taught him the virtues of independence and hard work and of a charismatic
  • Norwegian father who instilled in him a sense of honor and adventure. Following his father's tragic death, Joe worked his way through college and enlisted in the Marine Corps. In Guadalcanal, Captain Joe's "Flying Circus" squadron became one of the most successful airborne fighting units in Marine history. He went on to establish himself as America's ace of aces with twenty-six confirmed kills, surpassing the record set in the First World War by the legendary Eddie
  • Rickenbacker. After his triumphant return home, Joe entered another war zone - politics - and became South Dakota's youngest governor, serving two terms. In the 1960s Joe Foss became the first commissioner of the American Football League and played a vital role in the establishment of the AFL's eight original teams, including the Houston Oilers, Denver Broncos, and Buffalo Bills. He was also the driving force behind the creation of what has become the single most
  • Compelling event in American sports: the Super Bowl. For millions of Americans, Joe Foss is known as the founder and host of the hugely successful television programs The American Sportsman and The Outdoorsman: Joe Foss. His celebrity guests on hunting and fishing expeditions around the world have included Chuck Yeager, Charlton Heston, Barron Hilton, and Roy Rogers. At an age when most of us welcome retirement, Joe Foss has thrived on new challenges as President of the
  • National Rifle Association, a recent member of the White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals, and Founding Chairman of the American Patriot Fund. In A PROUD AMERICAN, Joe Foss takes us behind the scenes of his remarkable life, sharing his private thoughts on world leaders, Hollywood superstars, sports hall-of-famers, captains of war and industry. Never one to shy away from a fight, a risk, or a controversy, he reflects on the qualities of vision, imagination, and
  • Leadership, which have made him a top gun in so many fields. A PROUD AMERICAN is the autobiography of an outstanding individual ... a story of his unshakable confidence in life and his unforgettable courage in the face of death ... a story that goes to the heart of the American spirit, and that will inspire us for generations to come
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1915-2003
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foss, Joe
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.F614 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Foss, Donna Wild
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foss, Joe
  • American Football League
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fighter pilots
  • Governors
Label
A proud American : the autobiography of Joe Foss, Joe Foss with Donna Wild Foss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I. Up in the air. Beginnings -- Learning the rules -- Where hawks soar -- Finding a way -- Flight training -- In it at last. Part II. The Cactus Air Force. Crossing the Pacific -- Henderson Field -- Fill'er up with high test -- Daily life -- The takeoff point -- The flying circus -- Saved for another day -- More than one kind of battle -- Scramble everything -- The dancing bear act -- Second time out
  • Part III. Full speed ahead. Home again -- A reluctant politician -- Governor Joe -- Personal and private -- A real job -- On the gridiron -- "He's en route!" -- Wild about Harry -- Elephants at twenty paces -- Moving on -- Arsenic and cornstalks -- God and Didi -- Lessons from a fortunate life
Control code
ocm26404746
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780671757359
Lccn
92028200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)26404746
Label
A proud American : the autobiography of Joe Foss, Joe Foss with Donna Wild Foss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I. Up in the air. Beginnings -- Learning the rules -- Where hawks soar -- Finding a way -- Flight training -- In it at last. Part II. The Cactus Air Force. Crossing the Pacific -- Henderson Field -- Fill'er up with high test -- Daily life -- The takeoff point -- The flying circus -- Saved for another day -- More than one kind of battle -- Scramble everything -- The dancing bear act -- Second time out
  • Part III. Full speed ahead. Home again -- A reluctant politician -- Governor Joe -- Personal and private -- A real job -- On the gridiron -- "He's en route!" -- Wild about Harry -- Elephants at twenty paces -- Moving on -- Arsenic and cornstalks -- God and Didi -- Lessons from a fortunate life
Control code
ocm26404746
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780671757359
Lccn
92028200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)26404746

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