In this gripping novel, Saint-Exupery tells about the brave men who piloted night mail planes from Patagonia, Chile, and Paraguay to Argentina in the early days of commercial aviation. Preface by Andre Gide. Translated by Stuart Gilbert.
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Foreword by André Gide
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THUS THE THREE PLANES OF THE AIR
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