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Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot

Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot

by James B. Stockdale

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Overview

Thoughts on issues of character, leadership, integrity, personal and public virtue, and ethics, the selections in this volume converge around the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity—lessons just as valid for the challenges of present-day life as they were for the author's Vietnam experience.


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ISBN-13: 9780817993924
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Publication date: 07/01/1995
Series: Hoover Institution Press Publication Series , #43
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 179,028
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Vice Admiral James Stockdale, a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution, served in the navy from 1947 to 1979, beginning as a test pilot and instructor at Patuxent River, Maryland, and spending two years as a graduate student at Stanford University. He became a fighter pilot and was shot down on his second combat tour over North Vietnam, becoming a prisoner of war for eight years, four in solitary confinement. The highest-ranking naval officer held during the Vietnam War, he was tortured fifteen times and put in leg irons for two years. His books include Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot (1995, Hoover Institution Press) and In Love and War (second revised and updated edition, 1990, U.S. Naval Institute Press), coauthored with his wife, Sybil. In early 1987, a dramatic presentation of In Love and War was viewed by more than 45 million viewers on NBC television.

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