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Famous first flights that changed history : sixteen dramatic adventures

Author: Lowell Thomas
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, 2004.
Series: Explorers Club classics series, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Lyons Press edView all editions and formats
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Reveals the harrowing details of sixteen history-making flights, including Louis Bleriot's seminal exploits, Ross Smith's trouble- plagued flight from London to Australia, Lindbergh's solo journey  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lowell Thomas
ISBN: 1592285368 9781592285365
OCLC Number: 54692298
Notes: Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1968 [i.e. 1969]. With new foreword.
Description: xviii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: A word before the takeoff --
A 22-mile flight that starled the world --
Alcock and Brown fly the Atlantic --
Halfway round the world --
Kelly and Macready ride a Hudson Bay high --
The Magellans of the air --
Mr. Cobham flies to Cape Town --
A Spaniard flies the South Atlantic --
The race to the north pole --
Lindbergh flies alone --
The Wilkins-Eielson Trans-Artic flight --
The saga of the southern cross --
Byrd, Balchen, June, and McKinley fly over the south pole --
"Pang" flies the pacific --
From Moscow to the U.S.A. via the north pole --
First across the Antarctic from Africa to Australasia --
Around the world by way of both poles --
A salute to those who failed.
Series Title: Explorers Club classics series, v. 3.
Responsibility: Lowell Thomas and Lowell Thomas, Jr. ; with a foreword by Buzz Aldrin.
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