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Greatest Flying Stories Ever Told : Nineteen Amazing Tales From The Sky - Lamar Underwood

Greatest Flying Stories Ever Told

Nineteen Amazing Tales From The Sky

By: Lamar Underwood (Editor)

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At 10:35 in the morning of Thursday, December 17, 1903, man got his wings. On the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville Wright flew the motorized aircraft he and his brother Wilbur had constructed to a distance less than the length of the wingspan of today's 747 jet. They made three other flights the same day, the final lasting 59 seconds for a distance over the ground of 852 feet. The world would never be the same after that day. Mankind was finally off the ground in powered flight. And man's experiences in the air would forevermore join the literature of human endeavors, to be shared by kindred spirits as well as the curious sorts who have wanted to know, "What was it like up there?"

In THE GREATEST FLYING STORIES EVER TOLD, editor Lamar Underwood has collected some of the finest writings, both fact and realistic fiction, to lay bare the drama of human beings coping with the skills needed to direct their machines through the vastness of the skies. With contributions from: Charles Lindbergh, Ernest K. Gann, General Chuck Yeager, Leo Janos, Tom Wolfe, Mary Lovell, Richard Bach, Rinker Buck, Diane Ackerman, Derek Robinson, and more.

"Another in Lyons Press's first-rate greatest stories series."--The Tampa Tribune

Frontispiece: High Flightp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Toward the Unknownp. 1
The Spirit of St. Louisp. 3
Amelia Earhart and the Flight That Failedp. 17
West With the Nightp. 31
The Sound Barrierp. 43
Orbitp. 57
Pilots in Commandp. 79
"Dooley"p. 81
Flight of Passagep. 101
Approachesp. 117
Stranger to the Groundp. 137
On Extended Wingsp. 151
The Wings of Warp. 167
Winter's Morningp. 169
Piece of Cakep. 181
Black Thursday: The Second Schweinfurt Attack, October 14, 1943p. 197
Along the Yalup. 229
Carrier Qualp. 241
An Airman's Letter to His Motherp. 273
Sound of Impactp. 277
Fire & Rainp. 279
Am I Alive?p. 299
Tragedy and Escapep. 313
About the Editorp. 331
Permissions Acknowledgmentsp. 333
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781592284818
ISBN-10: 1592284817
Series: Greatest
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2