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The first world flight : being the personal narratives of Lowell Smith, Erik Nelson, Leigh Wade, Leslie Arnold, Henry Ogden, John Harding

Author: Lowell Thomas; Lowell H Smith
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin, ©1925.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981.
First world flight.
Boston : New York : Houghton Mifflin, ©1925
(OCoLC)596862632
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lowell Thomas; Lowell H Smith
OCLC Number: 1652119
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
UW Libraries has 2 copies: the Hitchman copy is a 2nd impression, presentation copy signed by Erik Nelson to Robert Hitchman, dated Dec. 22, 1966; the Undergraduate Library copy is a 3rd impression.
Description: xxii, 328 pages, [88] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword by the fliers --
I. The narrator's tribute --
II. The genesis of the adventure --
III. The flight from Los Angeles to Seattle --
IV. Smith and Arnold, crew of the Chicago --
V. Wade and Ogden, crew of the Boston --
VI. The flying viking and smiling Jack --
VII. The start --
VIII. Through Alaskan blizzards --
IX. Forced landing of the Seattle --
X. From Chignik to Dutch Harbor --
XI. Martin and Harvey lost in Alaska --
XII. Flying down the Aleutian Islands --
XIII. The first aerial crossing of the Pacific --
XIV. In the land of volcanoes and hairy men --
XV. Adventures in Tokio --
XVI. Across the China Sea --
XVII. Flynig down the China coast --
XVIII. A forced landing in the Jungle of French Indo-China --
XIX. From Indo-China to the land of the white elephant --
XX. From Siam to Burma in a day --
XXI. Calcutta: queen city of the east --
XXII. Along the Grand Trunk Road with a stowaway on board --
XXIII. Across the Indian desert to the Arabian Sea --
XXIV. From Karachi to Baghdad by way of Persia and Baluchistan --
XXV. Across the Arabian desert from Baghdad to Constantinople --
XXVI. Flying over the witches' cauldron from Constantinople to Vienna --
XXVII. Adventures in Paris and London --
XXVIII. From Hull to Scapa flow --
XXIX. The flight to Iceland and the sinking of the Boston --
XXX. From Iceland to Greenland eight hundred and thirty-five miles over the Arctic ice-pack --
XXXI. The rescue of Locatelli: adventures in Greenland: America at last! --
XXXII. From icy tickle to Boston --
XXXIII. The last.
Responsibility: written by Lowell Thomas.

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