A Memoir By Jonna Doolittle Hoppes
In 1942, Jimmy Doolittle led the Tokyo Raid ("Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo"); it was America's first strike against Japan and was credited with changing the course of World War II.
Although best known for the Raid, Doolittle's contributions to aviation had an even greater impact on history. He was a scientist with a doctorate in Aeronautical Engineering from MIT, an aviation pioneer, a barnstormer well known for aerobatics, a popular racing pilot, and a four-star general. The Air and Space Centennial Issue lists Doolittle as number one on the list of the top ten "most important aviators," and a section of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is dedicated to him.
Calculated Risk is a firsthand account written by his granddaughter that brings readers inside the public and private world of Jimmy Doolittle and his family and sheds light on the drives and motivation of one of America's greatest heroes. The book also features many never-before-seen photographs from the Doolittle Library archives.
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