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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
Title variation
Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing
Creator
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 acheived 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
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaOWTO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hampton, Dan
Dewey number
629.13092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lindbergh, Charles A.
  • Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)
  • Transatlantic flights
  • Air pilots
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics
Target audience
adult
Label
The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing, Dan Hampton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 317 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780062464392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1819226
  • 857540
Label
The flight : Charles Lindbergh's daring and immortal 1927 transatlantic crossing, Dan Hampton
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 317 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780062464392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1819226
  • 857540

Library Locations

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      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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