Night Flight

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1974 - Fiction - 87 pages
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Written a few years following Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic, "The Night Flight" is as applicable now as it was when it was first published in 1932, exploring the reasons why individuals choose to take risks, focusing especially on the courage of pilots. Preface by Andre Gide.
 

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

One single night in time. This is the simple, subtle, yet tragically beautiful story of three mail planes coming into Buenos Aires from Chile, Patagonia and Paraguay. On the ground is director ... Read full review

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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

This novella doesn't quite live up to its classic billing, although it generates some suspense and has a few memorable scenes. French mail pilots in South America converge on Buenos Aires, where the ... Read full review

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Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
89
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ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY, the Winged Poet," was born in Lyon, France, in 1900. A pilot at twenty-six, he was a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince , Wind, Sand and Stars , Night Flight , Southern Mail , and Airman's Odyssey . In 1944, while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron, he disappeared over the Mediterranean.

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