The World War II Memoir of a Lightning Recon Pilot. From induction into the USAAF, through training and then into combat flying the F-5, the photo reconnaissance version of the Lockheed P-38... More > Lightning, Follis recounts his many experiences getting and wearing the coveted “silver wings” of a pilot—including being chased over the Alps by two Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighters. With photos of the author, his fellow pilots and the aircraft they flew. Contents: Prelude; The Big Day Arrives and I’m Off to War—Almost; College Boy Again; An Aviation Cadet—At Last!; Into the Air; Flying the Vultee “Vibrator” and the “Bamboo Bomber”; The B-25—A Real Warbird; The Role of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning in Winning World War II and the Contribution of Aerial Photo Reconnaissance; Across the Atlantic in a Wartime Convoy; Going in Harm’s Way; I’ll Be Home for Christmas; Conclusion; Where Are They Now?; What Has Happened to the Various Military Bases? 37 photos, 4 illustrations, 1 map.< Less
In Praise of Folly is an essay written in Latin in 1509 by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in 1511. The essay was inspired by De Triumpho Stultitiae, written by the Italian humanist... More > Faustino Perisauli, born at Tredozio, near Forlì.
Erasmus revised and extended the work, which he originally wrote in the space of a week while sojourning with Sir Thomas More at More's estate in Bucklersbury. In Praise of Folly is considered one of the most notable works of the Renaissance and was employed as one of the catalysts of the Protestant Reformation.< Less