Wind, Sand, and Stars
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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Review: Wind, Sand and StarsUser Review - Kennyo - Goodreads
Comes closest of anything written about manned flight to baring the soul of an early pilot. Read full review
Review: Wind, Sand and StarsUser Review - Sophie - Goodreads
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