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William Morrow, NY, 1984. Author's first book. 1/4 white cloth, blue boards, crisp white pages. Signed by the author. Spine bumping, hd & ft, corners sharp. DJ has minor chips and creasing along edges, mainly at top and bottom of spine. Still bright and attractive. Contains 16 pages of b & w photos. 426 pages.
Subtitled: 'The Self-destruction Of Braniff International'.
John J. Nance (born July 5, 1946) is an American pilot, aviation analyst, and author, born in Dallas, Texas.
Nance served in the United States Air Force as a pilot during the Vietnam War, and in Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. He is a lieutenant colonel with the Air Force Reserve.
In January, 1995, he joined ABC News as a consultant. He reported on Good Morning America. Before ABC, Nance had worked for three years at WFAA Radio in Dallas, Texas. He had also appeared on over 1,300 radio and television shows, including The MacNeil–Lehrer Report, Oprah and Larry King Live.
Two of Nance's books, Pandora's Clock and Medusa's Child, were adapted and broadcast as four-hour television miniseries for NBC and ABC.
As a former Braniff Airlines pilot, Nance's first book - subtitled: 'The Self-destruction Of Braniff International' - was an inside look at the bureaucratic mismanagement & eventual demise of one of the world's best airline companies.