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The Resource Fireball : Carole Lombard and the mystery of Flight 3, Robert Matzen

Fireball : Carole Lombard and the mystery of Flight 3, Robert Matzen

Label
Fireball : Carole Lombard and the mystery of Flight 3
Title
Fireball
Title remainder
Carole Lombard and the mystery of Flight 3
Statement of responsibility
Robert Matzen
Title variation
Carole Lombard and the mystery of Flight 3
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This fresh look at Hollywood's "Queen of Screwball," Carole Lombard, presents a first-ever examination of the events that led to the shocking flight mishap that took her life on the side of a Nevada mountain in 1942. It also provides a day-by-day account of the struggles of Lombard's husband, Clark Gable, and other family, friends, and fans to cope with the tragedy. Based on extensive research rather than gossip, this investigation further explores the lives of the 21 others on the plane, including 15 members of the U.S. Army Air Corps, and addresses one of the most enduring mysteries of World War II. On a clear night full of stars, with TWA's most experienced pilot at the controls of a 10-month-old aircraft under the power of two fully functioning engines, why did the flight crash into that Nevada mountainside?
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IMF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matzen, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lombard, Carole
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Aircraft accidents
Label
Fireball : Carole Lombard and the mystery of Flight 3, Robert Matzen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: (p. 356-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A perfectly routine Friday night -- Perpetual motion machine -- The radiating halo -- The long road -- A long and grim weekend -- Merely physical -- A perfect flying experience -- Inflexible fate -- Jimmy Donnally lands his plane -- Calculated mayhem -- Flight 3 is down -- A man in a man's body -- The plane that fell -- Somber hymns and cold marble -- Hoping against hope -- Certified bombs -- The plain, black night -- Malaise -- Road king -- A flame to many moths -- Fool's errand -- The VIPs -- Gleaming silver -- The coin flip -- The computer -- Stranded -- The glamorous life -- I won't be coming home -- There's no rush -- Caring enough to climb a mountain -- The entire gang showed up -- Groaning pines -- Unfixable -- I still see it in my dreams -- The fatal flaw -- The complication -- Just a few yards apart -- All in a day's work -- The little boy was gone -- Flying with full acceptance -- The under side -- Even the unfortunates -- The cream of the crop -- Skyrocketing -- Mangled -- If I can do it, so can you -- Epilogue: High-energy impact
Control code
17900872
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780988502512
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013951549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) l2013951549
Label
Fireball : Carole Lombard and the mystery of Flight 3, Robert Matzen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: (p. 356-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A perfectly routine Friday night -- Perpetual motion machine -- The radiating halo -- The long road -- A long and grim weekend -- Merely physical -- A perfect flying experience -- Inflexible fate -- Jimmy Donnally lands his plane -- Calculated mayhem -- Flight 3 is down -- A man in a man's body -- The plane that fell -- Somber hymns and cold marble -- Hoping against hope -- Certified bombs -- The plain, black night -- Malaise -- Road king -- A flame to many moths -- Fool's errand -- The VIPs -- Gleaming silver -- The coin flip -- The computer -- Stranded -- The glamorous life -- I won't be coming home -- There's no rush -- Caring enough to climb a mountain -- The entire gang showed up -- Groaning pines -- Unfixable -- I still see it in my dreams -- The fatal flaw -- The complication -- Just a few yards apart -- All in a day's work -- The little boy was gone -- Flying with full acceptance -- The under side -- Even the unfortunates -- The cream of the crop -- Skyrocketing -- Mangled -- If I can do it, so can you -- Epilogue: High-energy impact
Control code
17900872
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780988502512
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013951549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) l2013951549

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