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Old Soggy No 1: The Uninhibited Story of Slats Rodgers (Literature and History of Aviation) Hardcover – June, 1986

ISBN-13: 978-0405037795 ISBN-10: 0405037791

 
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Product Details

  • Series: Literature and History of Aviation
  • Hardcover: 249 pages
  • Publisher: Ayer Co Pub (June 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0405037791
  • ISBN-13: 978-0405037795
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,824,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael J on August 20, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Slats is my grandfather by marriage when he married my grandmother and his adopted son still lives in San Marcos, Tx and adopted daughter in Temple, Tx. His worldly ways has inspired his living family. We are all so proud of him and his contribution to the aviation history here in Texas. We would like to know more of his escapades from friends of long ago. This book only touches his highlites and I am sure there are many more stories to be told. We would like to hear about them.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By robert kenny on May 2, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Slats Rodgers contribution to aviation may have been a bit on the seamy side, however, he demonstrated resourcefullness beyond imagination, courage of conviction and makes a real statement for freedom in his book. This is an era and segment of aviation that the aviation community has long overlooked or considered beneath its dignity. I, for one, admire the man for his personal traits and his resourcefullness.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Abu Bakh on July 22, 2002
Format: Hardcover
My first encounter with the book came about through a pilot/mechanic friend who knew Slats pretty well back in the day, and loaned me an original copy in the early 1980's.
I was so taken with the story,it's humor and narrative honesty I asked to borrow it again, and have fantasized for years since about trying to arrange a proper screenplay and justly present it. Unfortunately I'm not aware of any skills in that regard. Nonetheless I would be thrilled to be involved in it.
My friend has since died, however I know other people who knew Slats as well also, and are still living and get excited every time his name is mentioned.
His story is a treasure, and he is truly one of my all time heros........
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. G. Huntley on May 2, 2001
Format: Hardcover
My Grandfather knew Slats and I still have an autographed copy of the book. Every summer from 1955 until 1962 my family would trek from Oklahoma to the cottage at Port Isabel, TX. Old Soggy No. 1 was always the first book I read that vacation. From this book I developed a life long love of aviation. I concur with one of the other reviews, this book should be made into a movie. It would be a very tough movie to do well, though.
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