The Resource Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic, Joe Jackson

Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic, Joe Jackson

Label
Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic
Title
Atlantic fever
Title remainder
Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic
Statement of responsibility
Joe Jackson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A fast-paced, dynamic account of the race to cross the Atlantic, and the larger-than-life personalities of the aviators who captured the world's attention In 1919, a prize of $25,000 was offered to the first aviator to cross the Atlantic in either direction between France and America. Although it was one of the most coveted prizes in the world, it sat unclaimed (not without efforts) for eight long years, until the spring of 1927. It was then, during five incredibly tense weeks, that one of those magical windows in history opened, when there occurred a nexus of technology, innovation, character, and spirit that led so many contenders (from different parts of the world) to all suddenly be on the cusp of the exact same achievement at the exact same time. Atlantic Fever is about the race; it is a milestone in American history whose story has never been fully told. Richard Byrd, Noel Davis, Stanton Wooster, Clarence Chamberlin, Charles Levine, Rene; Fonck, Charles Nungesser, and François Coli--all had equal weight in the race with Charles Lindbergh. Although the story starts in September 1926 with the crash of the first competitor, or even further back with the 1919 establishment of the prize, its heart is found in a short period, those five weeks from April 14 to May 21, 1927, when the world held its breath and the aviators met their separate fates in the air"--Provided by the publisher
Related Authorities
  • smqyxQ95vHY
  • y2uqlsVqnbY
  • -HTdmzNDZHo
  • zwAuYJszwts
  • zlE9KFyFwpI
  • sWuibBJO7-c
  • raFZRhE0P78
  • tvNUAdvY9dY
Related Subjects
  • 5xjWWdas1S8
  • vCpHriAMZb8
  • DdeYMOlXlEM
  • d3zabeeWs58
  • rrBK9hmtJMs
  • 2oIOhJ_eJUI
Related Context
  • KA7-IiModZo
  • -PRVuxh_90E
Related by recommendation
  • O4eap3_8BjM
  • DYbSNir45n0
Title
Atlantic fever
Creator
Summary
"A fast-paced, dynamic account of the race to cross the Atlantic, and the larger-than-life personalities of the aviators who captured the world's attention In 1919, a prize of $25,000 was offered to the first aviator to cross the Atlantic in either direction between France and America. Although it was one of the most coveted prizes in the world, it sat unclaimed (not without efforts) for eight long years, until the spring of 1927. It was then, during five incredibly tense weeks, that one of those magicalwindows in history opened, when there occurred a nexus of technology, innovation, character, and spirit that led so many contenders (from different parts of the world) to all suddenly be on the cusp of the exact same achievement at the exact same time. Atlantic Fever is about the race; it is a milestone in American history whose story has never been fully told. Richard Byrd, Noel Davis, Stanton Wooster, Clarence Chamberlin, Charles Levine, Rene; Fonck, Charles Nungesser, and François Coli--all had equal weight in the race with Charles Lindbergh. Although the story starts in September 1926 with the crash of the first competitor, or even further back with the 1919 establishment of the prize, its heart is found in a short period, those five weeks from April 14 to May 21, 1927, when the world held its breath and the aviators met their separate fates in the air"--
Subject
Genre
Pace
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10075785
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.13092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL531
LC item number
.J33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleRemainder
Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Joe Jackson
Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic, Joe Jackson
Label
Atlantic fever : Lindbergh, his competitors, and the race to cross the Atlantic, Joe Jackson
Publication
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Winged messengers -- Phantom travelers. Strange days ; The sure thing ; "This hero business" ; The explorer ; The most spectacular race ever held" ; The farm boy ; The cowboy ; The professionals ; The Lord of Distances -- Five weeks. Cruel days ; A little patch of green ; The maiden flight ; The white bird ; Curtiss Field ; The waiting game ; A bad case of nerves ; The chosen -- Am I a little nobody? Passengers ; Four men in a fog ; "The clouds between must disappear" ; The way the wind sock blows -- "In the clouds."
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&client=dougp&isbn=9780374106751&upc=&oclc=ocn759175035/LC.JPG
Dimensions
24 cm.
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'hi': 'https://dcl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1035389114'}
Extent
x, 525 p.
Isbn
9780374106751
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011046068
Note
cat64
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn759175035
  • (OCoLC)759175035

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, James H LarueBorrow it
      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
      39.5467303 -104.9960252
Processing Feedback ...