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#4445841 - 10/28/18 01:40 PM OT new book  
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While traveling I am always on the look for a book store. Just found “Flying Minnows” by Roger Vee, Memoirs of a WWI fighter pilot from training in Canada to the Fromt Lines. 1917-1918. So far I am really enjoying this read.


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#4445851 - 10/28/18 02:11 PM Re: OT new book [Re: MFair]  
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That is an excellent book Mark, you will enjoy it cover to cover. I read it a good number of years ago now when I added a nice 1935 1st edition of it to my library. (cough cough, bragging, cough cough)


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#4445858 - 10/28/18 02:39 PM Re: OT new book [Re: MFair]  
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Okay. Now I'm on the hunt.

#4445874 - 10/28/18 04:04 PM Re: OT new book [Re: MFair]  
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As I. Sounds like an excellent read! If Lou has read, promoted and has said copy in his library then it must be a hidden gem to be purchased. Will search for and purchase the book!

Cheers!

#4445895 - 10/28/18 06:26 PM Re: OT new book [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Originally Posted by RAF_Louvert
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That is an excellent book Mark, you will enjoy it cover to cover. I read it a good number of years ago now when I added a nice 1935 1st edition of it to my library. (cough cough, bragging, cough cough)


Somehow I knew you had a first edition Lou. I do honestly love owning history but a 100 year old word sounds the same as a 25 year old word in my head when reading. With that being said, Abe books has a first edition if anyone is interested. I have dealt with them a few times and are a pleasure to do business with.


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#4445903 - 10/28/18 08:41 PM Re: OT new book [Re: MFair]  
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I could not agree more with you Mark. When it comes to AbeBooks, I have gotten my money's worth every time and on more than one occasion far more than that, the best example of such being Duncan Grinnell-Milne's personal copy of his classic, "An Escaper's Log". The thread to that gem can be found at the following link:

An Escaper's Log

This particular book still gives me goosebumps each time I pick it up and peruse through it.

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