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Wings Around The World: the American World Flight of 1924.

TESSENDORF, K. C.

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ISBN 10: 0689315503 / ISBN 13: 9780689315503
Published by Atheneum, New York, 1991
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Hardcover. Small quarto. [iv] + 104pp. Blue cloth spine lettered in silver, tan papered boards with gilt-stamped aeroplane design on front board. Brief bibliography & index. B/w plates & map. Publisher's 'sample copy' stamp on contents page, else a clean VG copy in VG+ dust jacket (dust jacket very slightly creased, price blacked out on front flap). Bookseller Inventory # 29597

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Title: Wings Around The World: the American World ...

Publisher: Atheneum, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Describes the exploits of the first pilots to fly around the world

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Grade 4-8-- In this age when flying is so commonplace, it may be hard for children to fathom the trials and tribulations of early aviators. Tessendorf captures the excitement as he recounts in great detail the exploits of the four teams who made the first successful around-the-world flight in 1924. He begins with a double-page world map showing the route, and then describes the crews, the massive preparations, and the actual flight with all of its problems and near and real disasters. Written in a smoothly flowing style, the text is divided into 12 chapters. Illustrations include vintage black-and-white photos of the people and planes as well as reproductions of paintings that depict some of the phases of the trip. This is no ordinary airplane book; it's the story of eight heroic individuals and the period in which they flew. A real eyeopener--even for aviation enthusiasts. --Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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