SIGNED BY FLYING TIGER ACE JOE ROSBERT
ROSBERT, C. Joseph. Flying Tiger Joe's Adventure Story Cookbook. (Franklin, North Carolina: Giant Poplar Press, 1985). Octavo, original red cloth gilt, original dust jacket. $250.
First edition of this memoir/cookbook, signed by Flying Tiger ace Joe Rosbert, and also by his wife, as “Shanghai Lil.”
This unique memoir includes recipes made and eaten by "Tiger Joe" during sojourns in Burma, China, Spain and North Carolina. After serving with the Flying Tigers—and racking up six victories in aerial combat—he joined CNAC, flying supplies into China over the 'hump' of the Himalayas. Postwar, he was one of the original founder pilots of the Flying Tiger Line, before joining General Claire Chennault's Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America (AAM) in covert operations for the CIA. In 1960, Rosbert and his wife, Lydia opened a hotel and restaurant on the Spanish island of Majorca. In 1972 they returned to the United States, where they opened Flying Tiger Joe's Restaurant. Illustrated with 26 pages of black-and-white photographs and numerous line drawings.
A fine signed copy.