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The Resource The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing, Dan Hampton

The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing, Dan Hampton

Label
The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing
Title
The flight
Title remainder
Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing
Statement of responsibility
Dan Hampton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the rainy morning of May 20, 1927, a little-known American pilot named Charles A. Lindbergh climbed into his single-engine monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, and prepared to take off from a small airfield on Long Island, New York. Despite his inexperience--the twenty-five-year-old Lindbergh had never before flown over open water--he was determined to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize promised since 1919 to the first pilot to fly nonstop between New York and Paris, a terrifying adventure that had already claimed six men's lives. Ahead of him lay a 3,600-mile solo journey across the vast north Atlantic and into the unknown; his survival rested on his skill, courage, and an unassuming little aircraft with no front window. Only 500 people showed up to see him off. Thirty-three and a half hours later, a crowd of more than 100,000 mobbed the Spirit as the audacious young American touched down in Paris, having achieved the seemingly impossible. Overnight, as he navigated by the stars through storms across the featureless ocean, news of his attempt had circled the globe, making him an international celebrity by the time he reached Europe" -- provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
629.13092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL540.L5
LC item number
H35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing, Dan Hampton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The first hours -- Hope -- Hour five -- Doorway to the Atlantic -- Innocence lost: snapshots of a decade -- The empire of the night -- Phantoms in the mist -- Crossing the bridge -- Dreams -- A new reality
Control code
ocn957504448
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xii, 317 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780062464392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1735125
  • (Sirsi) 1735125
  • (OCoLC)957504448
Label
The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing, Dan Hampton
Publication
Note
Map on lining pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The first hours -- Hope -- Hour five -- Doorway to the Atlantic -- Innocence lost: snapshots of a decade -- The empire of the night -- Phantoms in the mist -- Crossing the bridge -- Dreams -- A new reality
Control code
ocn957504448
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xii, 317 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780062464392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1735125
  • (Sirsi) 1735125
  • (OCoLC)957504448

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