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The Resource Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic, Joe Jackson

Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic, Joe Jackson

Label
Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic
Title
Atlantic fever
Title remainder
Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic
Statement of responsibility
Joe Jackson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A fast-paced, dynamic account of the race to cross the Atlantic, and the larger-than-life personalities of the aviators who captured the world's attention In 1919, a prize of $25,000 was offered to the first aviator to cross the Atlantic in either direction between France and America. Although it was one of the most coveted prizes in the world, it sat unclaimed (not without efforts) for eight long years, until the spring of 1927. It was then, during five incredibly tense weeks, that one of those magical windows in history opened, when there occurred a nexus of technology, innovation, character, and spirit that led so many contenders (from different parts of the world) to all suddenly be on the cusp of the exact same achievement at the exact same time. Atlantic Fever is about the race; it is a milestone in American history whose story has never been fully told. Richard Byrd, Noel Davis, Stanton Wooster, Clarence Chamberlin, Charles Levine, Rene; Fonck, Charles Nungesser, and François Coli--all had equal weight in the race with Charles Lindbergh. Although the story starts in September 1926 with the crash of the first competitor, or even further back with the 1919 establishment of the prize, its heart is found in a short period, those five weeks from April 14 to May 21, 1927, when the world held its breath and the aviators met their separate fates in the air"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Joe
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lindbergh, Charles A.
  • Transatlantic flights
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots
Label
Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic, Joe Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Winged messengers -- Phantom travelers. Strange days ; The sure thing ; "This hero business" ; The explorer ; The most spectacular race ever held" ; The farm boy ; The cowboy ; The professionals ; The Lord of Distances -- Five weeks. Cruel days ; A little patch of green ; The maiden flight ; The white bird ; Curtiss Field ; The waiting game ; A bad case of nerves ; The chosen -- Am I a little nobody? Passengers ; Four men in a fog ; "The clouds between must disappear" ; The way the wind sock blows -- "In the clouds."
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 525 p.
Isbn
9780374106751
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011046068
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759175035
  • (OCoLC)ocn759175035
  • 263100
Label
Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic, Joe Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Winged messengers -- Phantom travelers. Strange days ; The sure thing ; "This hero business" ; The explorer ; The most spectacular race ever held" ; The farm boy ; The cowboy ; The professionals ; The Lord of Distances -- Five weeks. Cruel days ; A little patch of green ; The maiden flight ; The white bird ; Curtiss Field ; The waiting game ; A bad case of nerves ; The chosen -- Am I a little nobody? Passengers ; Four men in a fog ; "The clouds between must disappear" ; The way the wind sock blows -- "In the clouds."
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 525 p.
Isbn
9780374106751
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011046068
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759175035
  • (OCoLC)ocn759175035
  • 263100

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