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Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic

Author: Joe Jackson
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A fast-paced, dynamic account of the race to cross the Atlantic, and the larger-than-life personalities of the aviators who captured the world's attention. In 1919, a prize of $25,000 was offered to the first aviator to cross the Atlantic in either direction between France and America. Although it was one of the most coveted prizes in the world, it sat unclaimed (not without efforts) for eight long years, until the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Charles A Lindbergh; Charles A Lindbergh; Charles A Lindbergh; Charles A Lindbergh; Charles A Lindbergh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Jackson
ISBN: 9780374106751 0374106754
OCLC Number: 759175035
Description: x, 525 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Winged messengers --
Part I: Phantom travelers. Strange days --
The sure thing --
"This hero business" --
The explorer --
"The most spectacular race ever held" --
The farm boy --
The cowboy --
The professionals --
The Lord of Distances --
Part II: Five weeks. Cruel days --
A little patch of green --
The maiden flight --
The white bird --
Curtiss Field --
The waiting game --
A bad case of nerves --
The chosen --
Part III: Am I a little nobody? Passengers --
Four men in a fog --
"The clouds between must disappear" --
The way the wind sock blows --
Epilogue: "In the clouds" --
Transatlantic time line --
Glossary --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Joe Jackson.

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In 1919, a prize of $25,000 was offered to the first aviator to cross the Atlantic in either direction between France and America. This book is about the race. It starts in September 1926, or even  Read more...

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