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The Resource The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing, Dan Hampton, (large print)

The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing, Dan Hampton, (large print)

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The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing
Title
The flight
Title remainder
Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing
Statement of responsibility
Dan Hampton
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
On the rainy morning of May 20, 1927, a little-known American pilot named Charles A. Lindbergh climbed into his single-engine monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, and prepared to take off from a small airfield on Long Island, New York. Despite his inexperience--the twenty-five-year-old Lindbergh had never before flown over open water--he was determined to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize promised since 1919 to the first pilot to fly nonstop between New York and Paris, a terrifying adventure that had already claimed six men's lives. Ahead of him lay a 3,600-mile solo journey across the vast north Atlantic and into the unknown; his survival rested on his skill, courage, and an unassuming little aircraft with no front window. Only 500 people showed up to see him off. Thirty-three and a half hours later, a crowd of more than 100,000 mobbed the Spirit as the audacious young American touched down in Paris, having achieved the seemingly impossible. Overnight, as he navigated by the stars through storms across the featureless ocean, news of his attempt had circled the globe, making him an international celebrity by the time he reached Europe
Biography type
individual biography
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Hampton, Dan
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Lindbergh, Charles A.
  • Transatlantic flights
  • Air pilots
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The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing, Dan Hampton, (large print)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-298) and index
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xiii, 417 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062644039
Other physical details
illustrations, map, photos.
Label
The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing, Dan Hampton, (large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-298) and index
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xiii, 417 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062644039
Other physical details
illustrations, map, photos.

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