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Man on Wire.

Author: Philippe Petit
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2008.
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More than a quarter-century before September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was immortalized by an act of unprecedented daring and beauty. In August 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit boldly-and illegally-fixed a rope between the tops of the still-young Twin Towers, a quarter mile off the ground. At daybreak, thousands of spectators gathered to watch in awe and adulation as he traversed the rope a full  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Petit, Philippe.
Man on Wire.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., ©2008
Named Person: Philippe Petit; Philippe Petit
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Petit
ISBN: 9781628732818 1628732814
OCLC Number: 855503491
Description: 1 online resource (390 pages)
Contents: ALSO BY PHILIPPE PETIT; Title Page; Copyright Page; Epigraph; Dedication; Table of Contents; BEFORE; TOOTHACHE; TO REACH THE CLOUDS; NOTRE-DAME AND SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE; PARIS MATCH, 1972; "I'M GOING TO AMERICA!"; FIRST VISION, FIRST VISIT; POSITIVE IMPRESSIONS; ALMIGHTY VOID; AT 40,000 FEET; JEAN-LOUIS; ANNIE; "WTC"; NEW YORK MAGIC; SPY TIME; FIFTEEN MINUTES IN MID-AIR; WHAT'S THE DISTANCE?; I.O.; PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED; AN ARGUMENT, A FRESCO, A FRIEND; THE FIRST CAHIER; GALLOPING IN EUROPE; THREE WARNINGS; PAPA RUDY; VARY; CUSTOMS; I HAVE NO IDEA; ABORT; TO FORGET WTC; MY FRIEND BARON. PRELUDE TO AN INTERVIEWTHE INTERVIEW; INSIDE MY VEINS; DEAR JEAN-LOUIS ... ; ULTIMATUM; "YOU CAME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!"; COME ALONG; STREET MAINTENANCE; BEREFT OF ALL FAITH; FORTUNE COOKIES; SUCH A NICE COUPLE; WTC EVERYWHERE; "NEW ORGANISATION"; LOST & FOUND --
Part I; PUBLIC RELATIONS; LOST & FOUND Part II; LOOKING FOR DIRECTION; LE DIABLE; NEW ACCESSORIES; ARCHITECTURAL BEQUEST; WORLD PREMIERE; DIRTY LAUNDRY; TWENTY-ONE PAGES; DUSTIN HOFFMAN; ALBERT; JEAN-FRANÇOIS; I HAVE AN I.D.; NEW PALTZ FIASCO; COUCH POTATO; NOBODY'S FAULT; VIPS; SUNDAY, AUGUST4, 1974; MONDAY, AUGUST 5; THE COFFIN. Tuesday, august 6, 1974the carrots are cooked; tuesday, august 6, 1974; philippe is going to die; the plan; "one-oh-four!"; an eternity; bad, bad panels!; bow & arrow; bagful of words; off guard; pas de deux; before letting go; a lesson in rigging; monkey business; catenary curves; a visitor; "the wheel! the wheel!"; "he's falling!"; wild cat; the first step; meeting the gods; only one bird?; farewell; the octopus; death's door; reactionary measures; underground; madhouse; paper clip; "why?"; no proof; the right key; the contortionist, the district attorney, the three whores; sex. NORTH SIDE STORYARE YOU THE GUY?; A NEW WAY OF LIFE; JOHNNY WHO?; LUNCH OR DINNER; NUTS AND BOLTS; LOTS OF CHALK; SORRY; CENTRAL PARK; AFTER; HOW I WROTE THIS BOOK; COM'ERA, DOV'ERA In Memoriam; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
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More than a quarter-century before September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was immortalized by an act of unprecedented daring and beauty. In August 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit boldly-and illegally-fixed a rope between the tops of the still-young Twin Towers, a quarter mile off the ground. At daybreak, thousands of spectators gathered to watch in awe and adulation as he traversed the rope a full eight times in the course of an hour. In Man on Wire, Petit recounts the six years he spent preparing for this achievement. It is a fitting tribute to those.

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