Higher, Steeper, Faster

The Daredevils Who Conquered the Skies
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD29351
Released: Apr 04, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478919568
Narrator/s: Robertson Dean
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Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history.Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside down and in corkscrews, and was the first to pull his aircraft out of what was a typically fatal tailspin. As Beachey and other aviators took to the skies in death-defying acts in the early twentieth century, these innovative daredevils not only wowed crowds but also redefined the frontiers of powered flight.Higher, Steeper, Faster takes listeners inside the world of the brave men and women who popularized flying through their deadly stunts and paved the way for modern aviation. With heart-stopping accounts of the action-packed race to conquer the skies, this book will exhilarate listeners as they fly through the history.

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Author(s): Lawrence Goldstone
Narrator(s): Robertson Dean
Product Number Z100105601
Released: Mar 28, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478919544
Author(s): Lawrence Goldstone
Product Number EB00682662
Released: Mar 28, 2017
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ISBN: #9780316504034

Professional reviews

"America's first test pilots were the aerial daredevils who strove to go higher and faster and to do rolls, dives, and other stunts, often in the name of entertainment. But they also helped early plane builders construct increasingly safer and stronger aircraft. That's the focus of this book, written as a series of profiles that make it eminently suited to audio. Robertson Dean offers an engaging narration, altering his voice slightly to match the tone of the text. He's excited when appropriate and even gravely serious when needed. Because the author includes inserted background notes--for example, a brief explanation of who Queen Victoria was--the production's continuity is occasionally broken. This is a title for young listeners, but adults will find it engaging and informative. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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