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

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

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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
Title variation
flight
Title variation remainder
Charles Lindberghs 1927 transatlantic crossing
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Author
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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 acheived 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" -- Back cover
Summary
Documents Charles Lindbergh's legendary, non-stop journey from New York to Paris in 1927 at the age of 25, a feat he accomplished despite never having flown over water previously
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10564874
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BTCTA
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Hampton, Dan
Dewey number
629.13092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL540.L5
LC item number
H36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Lindbergh, Charles A.
  • Lindbergh, Charles A.
  • Transatlantic flights
  • Air pilots
  • Air pilots
  • Transatlantic flights
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / History
Target audience
adult
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Charles Lindbergh's 1927 transatlantic crossing
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The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing, Dan Hampton
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [387]-398) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951950770
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 417 pages (large print) , [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780062644039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951950770
Label
The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing, Dan Hampton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [387]-398) 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
ocn951950770
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 417 pages (large print) , [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780062644039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951950770

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