Recommended reading about Chuck Yeager:
Yeager: An Autobiography, by Chuck Yeager. I have a signed copy of this excellent book. Find a copy for yourself at http://www.amazon.com/Yeager-Autobiography-Chuck/dp/0553256742/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-1823667-6149529?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192310357&sr=8-1.
The Right Stuff, by Thomas Wolfe, about the early supersonic pioneers and astronauts. Find a copy at http://www.amazon.com/Right-Stuff-Tom-Wolfe/dp/1579124585/ref=pd_bbs_11/104-1823667-6149529?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192310357&sr=8-11
Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1: Breaking the Sound Barrier (Hardcover) by Dominic A. Pisano et al. Get a copy here at http://www.amazon.com/Chuck-Yeager-Bell-X-1-Breaking/dp/0810955350/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/104-1823667-6149529?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192310357&sr=8-2