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An intriguing portrait of the life of a rugged individualist covers everything from flying stunts and tales of travel to fishing advice, family stories, and a live-for-the moment philosophy

Press On!: Further Adventures in the Good Life

Author: Charles Leerhsen,Chuck Yeager

Title: Press On!: Further Adventures in the Good Life

ISBN: 0553053337

ISBN13: 978-0553053333

Publisher: Bantam Books; 1st edition (September 1, 1988)

Language: English

Subcategory: Engineering

Size pdf version: 1509 kb

Size epub version: 1213 kb

Size fb2 version: 1178 kb

Rating: 4.7/5

Pages: 247 pages


Reviews (7)
jorik
Consider a guy who considers his greatest accomplishment not breaking the sound barrier for the first time, but being a double ace (shooting down 10 enemy planes for the history illiterate). You just might come up with WV's finest, Charles Yeager.

A man so awesome, he ignores death, forgoing funerals of his friends, because it makes him uncomfortable. He will buzz the hometown though, when he has to come home to visit the family.

Also, how can you argue with a man, who @ 60 some years old, still goes backpacking with his WW2 buddy with a 60lb load for two weeks in the Sierra Nevadas? The simple answer is, you can't.

Buy this book, and read and revel in some of the last bits of American exceptionalism and personal freedoms, of one of our last truly American heroes.

Thanks Chuck!
jorik
Consider a guy who considers his greatest accomplishment not breaking the sound barrier for the first time, but being a double ace (shooting down 10 enemy planes for the history illiterate). You just might come up with WV's finest, Charles Yeager.

A man so awesome, he ignores death, forgoing funerals of his friends, because it makes him uncomfortable. He will buzz the hometown though, when he has to come home to visit the family.

Also, how can you argue with a man, who @ 60 some years old, still goes backpacking with his WW2 buddy with a 60lb load for two weeks in the Sierra Nevadas? The simple answer is, you can't.

Buy this book, and read and revel in some of the last bits of American exceptionalism and personal freedoms, of one of our last truly American heroes.

Thanks Chuck!
Vichredag
Not as good as his first book. Love the guy, but this one is kind of a rambling mess.
Vichredag
Not as good as his first book. Love the guy, but this one is kind of a rambling mess.
MOQ
good
MOQ
good
Cogelv
I thoroughly enjoyed Chuck's fishing and backpacking trips in the High Sierras. In fact I planned a trip using his book as a guide for my brother and nephew from Ms. and myself from Atlanta. We had a great time, caught a lot of Golden trout and saw some fantastic scenery. Even though we were 20 years younger than Chuck we couldn't handle nearly the pack weight on our back as he did. I plan on using Chuck as a role model for my later years in the outdoors with my grandson.
Cogelv
I thoroughly enjoyed Chuck's fishing and backpacking trips in the High Sierras. In fact I planned a trip using his book as a guide for my brother and nephew from Ms. and myself from Atlanta. We had a great time, caught a lot of Golden trout and saw some fantastic scenery. Even though we were 20 years younger than Chuck we couldn't handle nearly the pack weight on our back as he did. I plan on using Chuck as a role model for my later years in the outdoors with my grandson.
Ndyardin
General Charles Elwood Yeager was one of my childhood heroes. His exploits were, in the mind of an eight-year-old, the stuff of many imaginary flights in aircraft that could take off from secret military bases, go supersonic, make a round trip to the moon and be back in time for dinner! While on patrol in my first submarine, I read the book "Press On!" for the first time. His can do attitude and stick to the basics way of doing things were traits I tried my best to copy and they served me well. Recently I was asked to give a speech on an ecumenical care group to my church. I needed a story for the guys, like myself, who try to do everything on their own even when they should ask for help. I remembered Chuck Yeager. So the next go around was research on the NF-104 crash he experienced while in command of the Aerospace Research Pilot School. It was the only time in print where he admitted that he was in a situation where he was, "sure as hell scared". I found that quote in "Press On!" He recovered from his injuries quickly because he trusted the people who helped him heal. In two weeks, I'll open an exhibit called Freedom Trains. Among the items displayed will be a model of the X-1; proudly swooping by overhead. “Press On!” will always be a book well read. -RKP
Ndyardin
General Charles Elwood Yeager was one of my childhood heroes. His exploits were, in the mind of an eight-year-old, the stuff of many imaginary flights in aircraft that could take off from secret military bases, go supersonic, make a round trip to the moon and be back in time for dinner! While on patrol in my first submarine, I read the book "Press On!" for the first time. His can do attitude and stick to the basics way of doing things were traits I tried my best to copy and they served me well. Recently I was asked to give a speech on an ecumenical care group to my church. I needed a story for the guys, like myself, who try to do everything on their own even when they should ask for help. I remembered Chuck Yeager. So the next go around was research on the NF-104 crash he experienced while in command of the Aerospace Research Pilot School. It was the only time in print where he admitted that he was in a situation where he was, "sure as hell scared". I found that quote in "Press On!" He recovered from his injuries quickly because he trusted the people who helped him heal. In two weeks, I'll open an exhibit called Freedom Trains. Among the items displayed will be a model of the X-1; proudly swooping by overhead. “Press On!” will always be a book well read. -RKP
Delari
Interesting guy devoted family Man.A self made man, without some of the avarice self-centered-ness, expected. Outdoors-man, but the type that didn't just go off and leave his family at home-Supportive Family Guy, who goes off Hunting Fishing camping and hiking and takes the family with him to share his experiences. ..Married to the same woman forever, who supported him traveled with him for his life..... Not what I would connect with your usual thrill-seeking jet jockey, most of those guys can be pretty self-centered & philanderers.. Nice story written with his best buddy, worth reading Press On!: Further Adventures in the Good Life
Delari
Interesting guy devoted family Man.A self made man, without some of the avarice self-centered-ness, expected. Outdoors-man, but the type that didn't just go off and leave his family at home-Supportive Family Guy, who goes off Hunting Fishing camping and hiking and takes the family with him to share his experiences. ..Married to the same woman forever, who supported him traveled with him for his life..... Not what I would connect with your usual thrill-seeking jet jockey, most of those guys can be pretty self-centered & philanderers.. Nice story written with his best buddy, worth reading Press On!: Further Adventures in the Good Life
playboy
Although areas of the general's military service are mentioned in this incredible story, the main focus is on Yeager's journeys into remote country regions. Most memorable are his jaunts with close friends and family members into the eastern Sierras of California. Yeager writes and recalls these stories in a captivating style that makes you feel like your right there on the trail. From catching and eating golden trout to walking miles of wilderness areas seeing sites rarely traveled by others, the reader gets the sense of what it was like to experience the true virtues of our unspoiled wilds. General Yeager is a true naturalist and this book is a great offering of the existential side of a great American hero.
playboy
Although areas of the general's military service are mentioned in this incredible story, the main focus is on Yeager's journeys into remote country regions. Most memorable are his jaunts with close friends and family members into the eastern Sierras of California. Yeager writes and recalls these stories in a captivating style that makes you feel like your right there on the trail. From catching and eating golden trout to walking miles of wilderness areas seeing sites rarely traveled by others, the reader gets the sense of what it was like to experience the true virtues of our unspoiled wilds. General Yeager is a true naturalist and this book is a great offering of the existential side of a great American hero.

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