Wind, Sand and Stars (Paperback)

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One of the most popular aviation books ever written, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the romance, exhilaration and danger of the early days of flying in Saint-Exupery's classic. Saint-Ex flew perilous mail routes across North Africa and the Andes in the 1920's. The section devoted to his crash in the Sahara in which he and his navigator were marooned for days with virtually no provisions is one of the great survival stories. Death-defying true-life adventure writing combine with deeply philosophical passages to create a memoir unlike any other. — Stan Hynds

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Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galantière.

About the Author


ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, 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.

 



Product Details
ISBN: 9780156027496
ISBN-10: 0156027496
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: December 9th, 2002
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Harvest Book
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