ALEXANDER DE SEVERSKY - INSCRIBED BOOK SIGNED 09/05/1972 - HFSID 9442
Sale Price $270.00
ALEXANDER P. de SEVERSKY
Alexander P. de Seversky signs his book Air Power: Key to Survival to a fan.
Book inscribed and signed: "To Peter J. Thayer/with my best wishes/Alex P. de Seversky/5-9-72" on first blank flyleaf, 376p, 5½x8, hardcover. His book, Air Power: Key to Survival, Simon and Schuster, New York: 1950. This book was controversial at the time of its first printing (1942) for arguing that the Allies could win WWII primarily through air superiority. De Seversky, who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1927, had founded Seversky Aero Corporation (1922), which became Republic Aviation (1939), designing bombsights and landing gear for seaplanes and flying boats. No dust jacket. Covers and spine are lightly worn and soiled. Internally sound and overall, fine condition.
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