New York: McGraw-Hill, (1961),
First Edition. octavo, black boards. 237pp. McGraw-Hill, Item #17583
Pilot, inventor, designer, businessman, and visionary author, Alexander de Seversky led one of the most varied lives of his times. Born a Russian nobleman, he served in the Czarist naval air service, survived the Civil War, emigrated to the United States, started a great aircraft company, lost control of it, and ended up being best-remembered for writing Victory Through Air Power. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by de Seversky on the front endpaper which has a bit of the corner clipped-off. Light scuffing to edges of boards.