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              Topgun
               

              Topgun (Paperback)

              By Pedersen, Dan

              • RRP: $26.76
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              Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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              ISBN 9781405943826
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Topgun: An American Story
               

              Topgun: An American Story (Hardback)

              By Tillman, Barrett; Pedersen, Dan

              • RRP: $60.00
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              The founder of the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program, aka TOPGUN, shares the untold story of how he and eight other young pilots revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. --Provided by publi...sher.
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              ISBN 9780316416269
              Released NZ 14 May 2019
              Publisher Little, Brown
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Topgun
                

              Topgun (EPUB ebook)

              By Pedersen, Dan

              THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE ACTION-PACKED CLASSIC FILM 'GOOSE AND MAVERICK MOVE OVER . . .' Admiral James Stavridis March 1969.American jets are getting shot down at an unprecedented rate over Vietnam. In an urgent effort to regain the advantage the Admirals turn to a young naval a...viator called Dan Pedersen.Officially, the programme he set up was called the US Navy Fighter Weapons School. To everyone else it was known simply as TOPGUN.Pedersen's hand-picked team of instructors - the Original Eight - were the best of the best. Together, they revolutionised aerial warfare and rediscovered the lost art of fighter combat.This is the extraordinary, thrilling story of how TOPGUN saw America reclaim the skies, by the man who created it. _______________________________ 'It's hard to read Dan Pederson's Topgun and not think of Tom Cruise. A pleasure to read' Wall Street Journal 'Direct, vivid and unvarnished. A high-flying, supersonic tale' Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers 'Topgun earned Dan Pedersen the title of American Hero' Washington Times 'A riveting seat-of-the-pants flight into the lethal world of the fighter pilot' Dan Hampton, author of Viper Pilot
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              ISBN 9781405943833
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              Language en
              Released NZ 22 Aug 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Topgun: An American Story
               

              Topgun: An American Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pedersen, Dan

              • RRP: $34.50
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              NATIONAL BESTSELLER If you loved the movie, you will love the real story in the book. -- Fox & Friends On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Topgun Navy Fighter School, its founder shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized th...e art of aerial combat. When American fighter jets were being downed at an unprecedented rate during the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy turned to a young lieutenant commander, Dan Pedersen, to figure out a way to reverse their dark fortune. On a shoestring budget and with little support, Pedersen picked eight of the finest pilots to help train a new generation to bend jets like the F-4 Phantom to their will and learn how to dogfight all over again. What resulted was nothing short of a revolution -- one that took young American pilots from the crucible of combat training in the California desert to the blistering skies of Vietnam, in the process raising America's Navy combat kill ratio from two enemy planes downed for every American plane lost to more than 22 to 1. Topgun emerged not only as an icon of America's military dominance immortalized by Hollywood but as a vital institution that would shape the nation's military strategy for generations to come. Pedersen takes readers on a colorful and thrilling ride -- from Miramar to Area 51 to the decks of aircraft carriers in war and peace-through a historic moment in air warfare. He helped establish a legacy that was built by him and his Original Eight -- the best of the best -- and carried on for six decades by some of America's greatest leaders. Topgun is a heartfelt and personal testimony to patriotism, sacrifice, and American innovation and daring.
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              ISBN 9780316416283
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Hachette
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              Final Impulse: Mystery on Whidbey Island
               

              Final Impulse: Mystery on Whidbey Island (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pedersen, Dan

              • RRP: $27.99
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              A Christmas Eve murder looks like it will be easy to solve. But the more Detective Shane Lindstrom and Kat Brown look into it, the deeper the mystery grows. Is the key suspect being framed? Or did he do it in a fit of passion and temper he'll regret for the rest of his life?

              ISBN 9781695767904
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher Independently Published
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              Final Pursuit: Mystery in the Adirondacks With Whidbey Island Detective Shane Lindstrom
               

              Final Pursuit: Mystery in the Adirondacks With Whidbey Island Detective Shane Lindstrom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pedersen, Dan

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              Five thousand dollars is missing, there's a body in the lake, and somebody's being framed. This taut, fast-paced thriller is the crown jewel of the five books in the Brad Haraldsen Mystery Series. For Whidbey Island Detective Shane Lindstrom, his getaway to the lake country of Ne...w York's Adirondacks was to have been a restful vacation at an idyllic family hideaway. But now it's spiraling out of control. Join Shane and his friends as they work with an unlikely ally, a cabin prowler, and the old lady next door to unravel the secrets of this hidden world where more happens at night than in daytime.
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              ISBN 9781091955998
              Released NZ 4 Apr 2019
              Publisher Independently Published
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              Series Brad Haraldsen Mystery
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              The Higher Life: An Inner Presence
               

              The Higher Life: An Inner Presence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pedersen, Dan

              • RRP: $15.50
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              Almost two thousand years ago a man named Paul set out to dismantle a movement which threatened the traditions of his culture. Along the way he encountered a presence which changed him forever and caused him to become like the rebels he had been persecuting. His transformation wa...s so extreme that he himself was persecuted, beaten, imprisoned and eventually beheaded for his convictions. To this day, the courageous Paul of Tarsus is honored as one of the great Saints of the Christian religion and copies of his surviving letters are now regarded as Holy Scripture. One such letter contains a set of remarks which sum up what it meant to him to be identified with Christ. In 'The Higher Life, ' Dan Pedersen explores this text and provides commentary on the far-reaching impact and deeply intimate influence Christ has had not only on Christians, but all of humanity.
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              ISBN 9780988041615
              Released NZ 4 Jul 2013
              Publisher Dan Pedersen
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              This Can't Be Happening: My Life in Happyville
               

              This Can't Be Happening: My Life in Happyville (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pedersen, Dan

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              For a writer, the line between truth and fantasy can be hopelessly blurred -- just the way I like it. I promised myself I would tell the truth in this memoir, and have some fun doing it. But fantasy keeps nipping at the margins.

              ISBN 9781712534557
              Released NZ 9 Dec 2019
              Publisher Independently Published
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