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New York: Putnams, First edition. Hard Cover. Octavo. 8/ 1/2 x 6 pp A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. Lightly worn at edges and top of spine. : Flying is My Life: Octavo. (8/ 1/2 x 6) pp A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. Lightly worn at edges and top of spine. User Review – Flag as inappropriate. Flying is my life, by Hanna Reitsch, is definitively one of the best aviation books I have ever read. It is the story of a German.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. The most dangerous machine she tested was the Messerschmitt interceptor rocket. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Cathie Shelton marked it as to-read Oct 07, After the war she was interiogated for 18 months about the last days she spend in the Fuhrerbunker.

She rode the forefront of technology. Hanna Reitsch offered her gifts to the German nation in the same way that Adolf Hitler and many others did — with a complete giving of herself and her abilities, holding nothing back. I Flew for the Fuhrer. To ask other readers questions about Flying Is My Lifeplease sign up. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.


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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Maurice Nelmes marked it as to-read Dec 14, After the war she was also banned from flying, but after a couple of years gliding was allowed.

This biography of pioneering Nazi test-pilot Reitsch was written several years after her release by the Allies and thus may be read as defensive and self-serving. Her tlying of flying from childhood on, along with her superior intelligence, determination, and ability to withstand tremendous stresses, lief her the edge that allowed her to rise to the top of the aviation world.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She accepted, calling German warplanes “guardians of the portals Hanna Reitsch, born in ’12, wanted to be a flying missionary doctor but became a glider pilot.


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Thought, Organization And Technology. Aged 65, months before dying, she set a new women’s glider distance record. Born of the Desert. Foreign Planes in the Service of the Luftwaffe.

Freiherr Manfred von Richthofen. Still, assuming there was no ghostwriter, the impression left on this reader was mostly positive, Reitsch coming across as charming if geitsch.

Brendan marked it as to-read Jan 09, Medical Student at Kiel University. She was the 1st female honorary flight captain. Although she lived to feitsch, she never renounced her participation with the National Socialist government or criticized Hitler, even under pressure to do so. Yankee in a Spitfire. Hardcoverpages. Kaja rated it really liked it Dec 28,