Skyward: Mans Mastery of the Air as Shown the Brilliant Flights of Americas Leading Air Explorer. His Life, His Thrilling Adventures, His North Pole and Trans-Atlantic Flights, Together with His Plans for Conquering the Antarctic by Air by Richard Evelyn Byrd

ISBN: 9781585420100

Published: January 10th 2000

Paperback

330 pages


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Skyward: Mans Mastery of the Air as Shown  by  the Brilliant Flights of Americas Leading Air Explorer. His Life, His Thrilling Adventures, His North Pole and Trans-Atlantic Flights, Together with His Plans for Conquering the Antarctic by Air by Richard Evelyn Byrd

Skyward: Mans Mastery of the Air as Shown by the Brilliant Flights of Americas Leading Air Explorer. His Life, His Thrilling Adventures, His North Pole and Trans-Atlantic Flights, Together with His Plans for Conquering the Antarctic by Air by Richard Evelyn Byrd
January 10th 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 330 pages | ISBN: 9781585420100 | 6.62 Mb

Skyward is the story of the pilot and explorer who gave rise to American aviation.In this memoir, originally published in 1928, Admiral Richard E. Byrd dramatically re-creates the youthful and dangerous years of American flight. The volume recountsMoreSkyward is the story of the pilot and explorer who gave rise to American aviation.In this memoir, originally published in 1928, Admiral Richard E.

Byrd dramatically re-creates the youthful and dangerous years of American flight. The volume recounts Byrds early life and his arrival at Pensacola Air Station, the first U.S. military air base, and reconstructs the courage mustered by his comrades -- the first military pilots in the history of America, who literally flew in the face of death. Skyward vividly details the hazards of reaching the North Pole by air, the adventures of the first transatlantic flights, as well as Byrds fight to persuade Congress and the U.S.

Navy to continue their involvement in the new venture called aviation. Absorbingly chronicled also is the planning of Byrds initial exploration and flight into Antarctica and over the South Pole.Like the accounts of Lindbergh and Shackleton, Byrds portrait is one of courage, science, and human achievement.

Fascinating and revealing, Skyward will bring to a new generation the adventures of a man, whose exploits are among the most compelling in American history.



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