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First flight around the world : the adventures of the American fliers who won the race

Author: Tim Grove; National Air and Space Museum.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers : Published in association with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countries--Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina--had the same goal, and so the quest became a race. Who would win?"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Illustrated works
Children's nonfiction
1100L
Pictorial works
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Grove; National Air and Space Museum.
ISBN: 9781419714825 1419714821 9781518210686 1518210686
OCLC Number: 881592513
Awards: YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2016.
Target Audience: 1100L; Sentence length: 5 (very hard); Word frequency: 2 (easy)
Description: vi, 88 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Journey of the world flight map --
The journey begins --
Planning the trip --
Fierce winds in Alaska --
Disaster on the mountain --
First across the Pacific --
Colorful Japan --
Mechanical trouble in Indochina --
The heat of India --
A grand welcome in Paris --
Meeting royalty in Great Britain --
Plane in danger --
Icebergs and fog --
The welcoming crowds of North America --
Journey's end.
Responsibility: by Tim Grove.

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The only book for young readers about one of the most important events in the Golden Age of Flight in the 1920s and 1930s: the 1924 flight around the world by the U.S. Army Air Service.  Read more...

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