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The big jump : Lindbergh and the great Atlantic air race, Richard Bak

Label
The big jump : Lindbergh and the great Atlantic air race
Title
The big jump
Title remainder
Lindbergh and the great Atlantic air race
Statement of responsibility
Richard Bak
Title variation
Lindbergh and the great Atlantic air race
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The trans-Atlantic air race of 1927 and the flight that made Charles Lindbergh a hero. The race to make the first nonstop flight between the New York and Paris attracted some of the most famous and seasoned aviators of the day, yet it was the young and lesser known Charles Lindbergh who won the $25,000 Orteig Prize in 1927 for his history-making solo flight in the Spirit of St. Louis. Drawing on many previously overlooked sources, Bak offers a fresh look at the personalities that made up this epic air race--a deadly competition that culminated in one of the twentieth century's most thrilling personal achievements and turned Charles Lindbergh into the first international hero of the modern age... Examines the extraordinary life and cultural impact of Charles Lindbergh, one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, and his legendary trans-Atlantic flight that captured the world's imagination. Explores the romance of flying during aviation's Golden Age of the 1920s, the enduring mystique of the aviator, and rapid technological advances that made for a paradigm shift in human perception of the world. Filled with colorful characters from early aviation history, including Charles Nungesser, Igor Sikorsky, René Fonck, Richard Byrd, and Paul Tarascon. History and the imagination take flight in this gripping account of high-flying adventure, in which a group of courageous men tested both the limits of technology and the power of nature in pursuit of one of mankind's boldest dreams"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bak, Richard
Dewey number
629.13092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TL537
LC item number
.B35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aeronautics
  • Transatlantic flights
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics
  • Lindbergh, Charles A.
  • Air pilots
  • Air pilots
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
Label
The big jump : Lindbergh and the great Atlantic air race, Richard Bak
Link
http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9780471477525.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-311) and index
Contents
Prologue: Instant fame -- or flaming gasoline -- "We've come to fly the Atlantic" -- "Where does France come in?" -- "The ace with the wooden leg" -- The fortune of the air -- Slim -- Giuseppe, the gypsy, and the Junk Man -- Revving up -- Against the prevailing winds -- Come to Earth -- Little silver plane -- Paris au printemps -- A stout heart does not fear death -- Limbo -- Hunting dragons -- We two -- "Viva l'Amérique!" -- "Lindbergh is our Elijah" -- Two more across -- The Atlantic no longer exists -- Epilogue: Restless spirits
Control code
ocn670283678
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 325 p.
Isbn
9781118043783
Lccn
2011010967
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)670283678
Label
The big jump : Lindbergh and the great Atlantic air race, Richard Bak
Link
http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9780471477525.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-311) and index
Contents
Prologue: Instant fame -- or flaming gasoline -- "We've come to fly the Atlantic" -- "Where does France come in?" -- "The ace with the wooden leg" -- The fortune of the air -- Slim -- Giuseppe, the gypsy, and the Junk Man -- Revving up -- Against the prevailing winds -- Come to Earth -- Little silver plane -- Paris au printemps -- A stout heart does not fear death -- Limbo -- Hunting dragons -- We two -- "Viva l'Amérique!" -- "Lindbergh is our Elijah" -- Two more across -- The Atlantic no longer exists -- Epilogue: Restless spirits
Control code
ocn670283678
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 325 p.
Isbn
9781118043783
Lccn
2011010967
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)670283678

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