In the pilot's introductory book "Stick and Rudder" it claims that a nose-up glide is possible. It doesn't state how, why or when. It implies it's possible to do and maintain a constant forward velocity.
Is this possible? I really don't see how, unless the aircraft has what I assume would be an extremely unusual design, where the wings would have to have a reverse angle of incidence of the common designs.
Glancing through clancy's Aerodynamics, it seems that the force of lift acts upward, and slighly behind the normal of the chord. Given a glide has no thrust, I can't see how the net forces could balance with the drag to maintain forward velocity if the nose is up.