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Autor: C.V. Whitney
ISBN-13: 9780813161815
Einband: Ebook
Seiten: 144
Sprache: Englisch
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High Peaks

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Rarely is one allowed such an intimate glimpse into the "high peaks" of a life so extraordinary and exciting as that of C. V. Whitney.Scion of a distinguished family of great wealth, "Sonny" Whitney early displayed the zest for life and the adventurous spirit which have led him into a varied array of achievements remarkable even for the Whitney clan. A pilot in World War I and an AAF officer in World War II who was involved in such events as Iwo Jima and El Alamein, Whitney later, as assistant secretary of the air force, played a crucial role in ending the Berlin blockade. A sportsman with an absorbing love of the outdoors, Whitney has been a member of the Yale crew, captain of an international championship polo team, a hunter of note, and a Thoroughbred breeder whose stable has been a leading money winner.An interest in art inherited from his mother has led Whitney to help develop and support galleries and museums such as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Wyoming; his involvement in the entertainment world gave him a significant part in the production of the motion picture "Gone with the Wind." His other activities range from work as a "mucker" in a mine to ventures in finance, founding of the first ocean aquarium, Marineland, and world travel with enough adventures to fill another book. High Peaks is a set of selected memoirs which will appeal to all who seek joy and adventure in living.

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Autor: C.V. Whitney
ISBN-13 :: 9780813161815
ISBN: 0813161819
Verlag: The University Press of Kentucky
Seiten: 144
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Ebook