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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

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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
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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, René 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
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 magicalwindows 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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10075785
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Joe
Dewey number
629.13092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL531
LC item number
.J33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Transatlantic flights
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots
  • Lindbergh, Charles A.
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / History
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic
Label
Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic, Joe Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
  • Cowboy
  • Professionals
  • Lord of Distances
  • Part II: Five weeks.
  • Cruel days
  • A little patch of green
  • Maiden flight
  • White bird
  • Curtiss Field
  • Waiting game
  • Prologue: Winged messengers
  • A bad case of nerves
  • Chosen
  • Part III: Am I a little nobody?
  • Passengers
  • Four men in a fog
  • "The clouds between must disappear"
  • Way the wind sock blows
  • Epilogue: "In the clouds"
  • Transatlantic time line
  • Glossary
  • Part I: Phantom travelers.
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Strange days
  • Sure thing
  • "This hero business"
  • Explorer
  • "The most spectacular race ever held"
  • Farm boy
Control code
19594201
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 525 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374106751
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011046068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759175035
  • (OCoLC)759175035
Label
Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic, Joe Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
  • Cowboy
  • Professionals
  • Lord of Distances
  • Part II: Five weeks.
  • Cruel days
  • A little patch of green
  • Maiden flight
  • White bird
  • Curtiss Field
  • Waiting game
  • Prologue: Winged messengers
  • A bad case of nerves
  • Chosen
  • Part III: Am I a little nobody?
  • Passengers
  • Four men in a fog
  • "The clouds between must disappear"
  • Way the wind sock blows
  • Epilogue: "In the clouds"
  • Transatlantic time line
  • Glossary
  • Part I: Phantom travelers.
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Strange days
  • Sure thing
  • "This hero business"
  • Explorer
  • "The most spectacular race ever held"
  • Farm boy
Control code
19594201
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 525 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374106751
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011046068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759175035
  • (OCoLC)759175035

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