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Because I Fly A Collection of Aviation Poetry

Because I Fly  A Collection of Aviation Poetry Author Helmut Reda
ISBN-10 0071394893
Release 2001-10-22
Pages 232
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This book is the most complete, up-to-date collection of aviation poetry ever published. Its sole purpose is to consolidate all of the best in aviation poetry and inspirational verse. Helmut Reda examined over 115 books and magazines in the United States, England, Canada, France, and Australia. He also investigated over 42,500 hits on the Internet. From his exhaustive research, 170 poems were selected covering the period between 1869 and 2001. This collection of poetry serves as an exciting introduction to the experience of flight. These poems will fascinate your family and expose them to an expanded world with new dimensions, freedoms, and even the beauty and dangers of flight. For the pilot, the poems will take your spirit aloft to rekindle your bond with other airmen. This collection will help others understand pilots and why they do things in a different way. If you are truly intrigued by flight, this book is for you!

Writing the Heavenly Frontier

Writing the Heavenly Frontier Author Denice Turner
ISBN-10 9789042032972
Release 2011-03-10
Pages 221
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Writing the Heavenly Frontier celebrates the early voices of the air as it examines the sky as a metaphorical and political landscape. While flight histories usually focus on the physical dangers of early aviation, this book introduces the figurative liabilities of ascension. Early pilot-writers not only grappled with an unwieldy machine; they also grappled with poetics that were extremely selective. Tropes that cast Charles Lindbergh as the transcendent hero of the new millennium were the same ones that kept women, black Americans, and indigenous peoples imaginatively tethered to the ground. The most popular flight autobiographies in the United States posited a hero who rose from the mundane to the miraculous; and yet the most startling autobiographies point out the social factors that limited or forbade vertical movement—both literally and figuratively. A survey of pilot writing, the book will appeal to flight enthusiasts and people interested in American autobiography and culture. But it will also appeal strongly to readers interested in the poetics and politics of place.

Aviation Week Space Technology

Aviation Week   Space Technology Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822022856264
Release 2002
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Aviation Week Space Technology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Aviation Week Space Technology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Aviation Week Space Technology book for free.

Touching the Face of God

Touching the Face of God Author Ray Haas
ISBN-10 1941564003
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 372
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"Touching the Face of God" is the fascinating true story of John Gillespie Magee, Jr., author of the poem "High Flight." Magee composed his famous poem while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force in England during World War II. Magee's "High Flight" gathered world-wide notice from such luminaries as Winston Churchill, King George IV, Helen Keller, Orson Welles, Tyrone Power, and Katherine Hepburn. The poem has been used countless times in music, books, movies and speeches. The history of John Magee and his famous poem have been told several times, but this book seeks to tell his complete and compelling story. From his birth in China to his entrance into WWII as a combat pilot, "Touching the Face of God" is a story of true love, courage, compassion and commitment.

Night Flight

Night Flight Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ISBN-10 9780547542799
Release 1974-03-20
Pages 96
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In this gripping novel, Saint-Exupéry 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 André Gide. Translated by Stuart Gilbert.

Slipping the Surly Bonds Great Quotations on Flight

Slipping the Surly Bonds  Great Quotations on Flight Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105023064152
Release 1998-05-01
Pages 198
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From man's earliest expressions on the magic of flying to the chilling last words of some of aviation's giants, here's an utterly unique collection of 1,000 of the most memorable thoughts on flight down through the ages. Concisely capturing flying's special allure and excitement as well as its humor and tragedy, this power-packed anthology of quotations by Leonardo da Vinci, Lindbergh, Armstrong, Yeager, and hundreds of others amply illustrates why, as aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal rhapsodized, "To fly is everything."


Skyfaring Author Mark Vanhoenacker
ISBN-10 9780385351829
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 368
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A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys—and reawakens our capacity to be amazed. The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight—a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity—to the realm of the mundane. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left academia and a career in the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to reimagine what we—both as pilots and as passengers—are actually doing when we enter the world between departure and discovery. In a seamless fusion of history, politics, geography, meteorology, ecology, family, and physics, Vanhoenacker vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries; above mountains, oceans, and deserts; through snow, wind, and rain, renewing a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity that affords us unparalleled perspectives on the planet we inhabit and the communities we form.


Soaring Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047953586
Release 2002
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Soaring has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Soaring also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Soaring book for free.

Night Flight

Night Flight Author Robert Burleigh
ISBN-10 9781442431201
Release 2011-02-22
Pages 40
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Amelia Earhart is a legend in the field of aviation, and no accomplishment of hers is more acclaimed than her unparalleled 1932 solo flight across the Atlantic. As only the second person—and the first woman—to achieve such a feat, Amelia Earhart earned a place in the history books, and award-winning author Robert Burleigh has captured every nuance of her remarkable journey in this detailed picture book that is full of action and edge. Readers will be thrilled with the adventure and drama in this nonfiction account—and Wendell Minor’s vivid paintings will make them feel as if they’re along for the ride.


Moonshot Author Brian Floca
ISBN-10 9781481409858
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 48
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Brilliantly illustrated, Moonshot tells the story of our first visit to the moon in 1969—an unforgettable story of home, seen whole, from far away. Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the ROAR of rockets, and the silence of the Moon. Here is a story of adventure and discovery -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.

Cleared for Takeoff

Cleared for Takeoff Author Rowland White
ISBN-10 9781452143484
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 320
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All of aviation's dangerous, exciting, and most courageous moments are featured within this stunning compendium on flight. Packed with stories of heroic and innovative pioneers, fascinating profiles of remarkable planes from Spitfires to space shuttles, and how-to instructions for making everything from origami helicopters to bottle rockets—all accompanied by sensational photographs, illustrations, and diagrams—Cleared for Takeoff promises to astonish, entertain, and fire the imaginations of everyone with their head in the clouds.

The Great Santini

The Great Santini Author Pat Conroy
ISBN-10 9781453203941
Release 2010-08-24
Pages 471
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Pat Conroy’s New York Times–bestselling coming-of-age novel about a son’s struggle to escape the domineering expectations of his volatile military father Marine Col. Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers’ barracks. Cold and controlling, but also loving, Bull has complicated relationships with each member of his family—in particular, his eldest son, Ben. A born athlete who desperately seeks his father’s approval, Ben is determined to break out from the colonel’s shadow. With guidance from teachers at his new school, he strives to find the courage to stand up to his father once and for all. Inspired by Pat Conroy’s own difficult relationship with his father, The Great Santini is a captivating and unflinching portrayal of modern family, and a moving novel of a son determined to become his own man.

My Father s Kites

My Father s Kites Author Allison Joseph
ISBN-10 098241692X
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 56
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The centerpiece of Allison Joseph's sixth full-length poetry collection is a sequence of thirty-four sonnets about losing her father. "Superbly executed, part family history and part homage, Allison Joseph strings the frail human voices across the forceful lines of her verse to summon her absent father back from the dead." -- Maura Stanton

On the Wing

On the Wing Author Karen Yelena Olsen
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060651927
Release 2005
Pages 236
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From Kitty Hawk to the jumbo jet and from the lunar landing to interstellar probes, American poets in On the Wing explore the phenomena of aviation and space flight. Edited by Karen Yelena Olsen, this balanced yet buoyant anthology collects 116 poems. The six thematic sections celebrate past achievements and the sensuous joys of flying ("Impulse of Delight"), revel in the vistas opening to the airborne traveler ("Worlds Above, Below, Within"), ponder the impact of air travel on everyday life ("Airplane Visions, Airport Truths"), outline the sinister role of the airplane in war ("Angle of Attack"), lament the shadow of airborne tragedy ("Icarus Falling"), and explore the mythic dimensions of space flight ("Space Odysseys"). Olsen's introduction traces the prehistory of flight literature from the Bible to the 19th century and sketches the evolution of 20th-century response, from initial exuberance to a more nuanced and probing examination of aviation and aerospace as they affect our lives. The book includes a short history of flight in the U.S. The product of a lifetime's passion for both flight and poetry, this collection will deeply interest those who have never been on a plane--and delight those who have.

Flying Magazine

Flying Magazine Author
Release 1941-05
Pages 112
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Flying Magazine has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Flying Magazine also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Flying Magazine book for free.

Around the World in a Bad Mood

Around the World in a Bad Mood Author Rene Foss
ISBN-10 9781401304447
Release 2012-02-28
Pages 208
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This hilarious book confronts every aspect of a flight attendant's absurd world--from the endless array of passenger demands, to the secret language of flight attendants, and a unique version of the Safety Demo Shuffle. Fasten your seatbelt and prepare yourself for a side-splitting perspective on the trials and tribulations of air travel.

Air Fare

Air Fare Author Nickole Brown
ISBN-10 188933099X
Release 2004
Pages 237
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From takeoff to landing, this anthology is about flying and the culture surrounding this precarious method of transportation. Includes contributions by Diane Ackerman, Margaret Atwood, Albert Goldbarth, Lee Martin, Marilyn Nelson, Naomi Shahib Nye, and a host of others.