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

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

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The big jump : Lindbergh and the great Atlantic air race
Title
The big jump
Title remainder
Lindbergh and the great Atlantic air race
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Richard Bak
Title variation
big jump
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Lindbergh and the worlds greatest air race
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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, Rene 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 the both limits of technology and the power of nature in pursuit of one of mankind's boldest dreams"--Provided by publisher
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"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, Rene 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 the both limits of technology and the power of nature in pursuit of one of mankind's boldest dreams"--
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contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10024642
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Bak, Richard
Dewey number
629.13092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Lindbergh, Charles A.
  • Aeronautics
  • Transatlantic flights
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots
  • Air pilots
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Lindbergh and the world's greatest air race
Label
The big jump : Lindbergh and the great Atlantic air race, Richard Bak
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-311) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
826365
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 325 pages
Isbn
9780471477525
Lccn
2011010967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780471477525
Label
The big jump : Lindbergh and the great Atlantic air race, Richard Bak
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
826365
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 325 pages
Isbn
9780471477525
Lccn
2011010967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780471477525

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