Man on Wire

CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: BN8951
Released: Jul 27, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781511310406
Narrator/s: Andrew Heyl
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Please log in to view pricing

Description

More than a quarter-century before September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was immortalized by an act of unprecedented daring and beauty. In August 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit boldly-and illegally-fixed a rope between the tops of the still-young Twin Towers, a quarter mile off the ground. At daybreak, thousands of spectators gathered to watch in awe and adulation as he traversed the rope a full eight times in the course of an hour. In Man on Wire, Petit recounts the six years he spent preparing for this achievement. It is a fitting tribute to those lost-but-not-forgotten symbols of human aspiration-the Twin Towers.

Sign up for our email newsletter