Wind, Sand and Stars

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dec 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise, "Wind, Sand and Stars" is unsurprassed in capturing the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure - through the treacherous passes of the Pyrenees, above the Sahara, along the snowy ramparts of the Andes - combined with lyrical prose and the soaring spirit of a philosopher, make this book one of the most popular works ever written about flying.

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I great book with beautiful imagery. - Goodreads
Indescribably lyrical prose, even in the translation. - Goodreads
Some lives are a series of beautiful pictures. - Goodreads
beautiful writing... - Goodreads
I enjoyed his insights and comparisons in this book. - Goodreads
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Comes closest of anything written about manned flight to baring the soul of an early pilot. Read full review

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Very dated, very rambling, but not without its charm. "when the mountains seem to a pilot to be wallowing in slim like exploded cannon on the decks of an antique man-o'-war." "You think the meadow ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Antoine de Saint-Exupery was born in 1900 and became a professional pilot at the age of 26. Beginning with SOUTHERN MAIL (1929), he drew on his flying experiences for a series of books that have become classics of French and world literature. He died in 1944.

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