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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: BATTEN, JEAN. DRAWINGS BY L.R. WILLIAMS. FOREWORD BY J.M. RAMSDEN. DUST JACKET ART BY LYNN WILLIAMS. Title: Alone in the Sky.
Description: Shrewsbury, Airlife. 1979, First Edition. (ISBN: 0906393019) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 190 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings. "Jean Batten is one of the great names in aviation history. She was born in New Zealand in 1909, a few weeks after Louis Bleriot flew the English Channel, and qualified for a flying licence at the London Aero Club in 1930. (This book) tells the story of (her) early life and of all her famous flights. The vivid descriptions of these flights, made nearly 50 years ago, highlight the hardships and dangers faced by the early aviators. Quite alone she flew immense distances in record times and in the most basic of aeroplanes. Not only did her flights create time records, but they also blazed the trail for the modern airline routes. The book is based on her earlier work 'My Life' 1938, but thoroughly revised and lengthened by the author without losing its period feel. Now, to a new generation of readers, used to sophisticated jet travel, her achievements will seem incredible. (A) gripping story of skill and courage written by one of the last great pioneer aviatiors." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny corner bumps small faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, minor edge browning, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good +/Very Good.
Keywords: Women Pilots, Aviators, New Zealand, Australia, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Paris, Solo Flights, Tasman Sea, Britannia Trophy, Harmon, Seagrave, Percival Gull G-Adpr. 0906393019
Price: US$ 17.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 25863
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