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Author Goldstone, Lawrence, 1947- author.

Title Higher, steeper, faster : the daredevils who conquered the skies / Lawrence Goldstone.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 629.13 GOL    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 629.13 GOL    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 629.13 GOL    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 629.13 GOL    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary "The pioneers of early flight performed death-defying feats and broke new technological ground as they took to the skies to thrill crowds and advance the boundaries of human innovation"--Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 8 to 12.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-234) and index.
Contents Introduction: The man who owned the sky -- Birds and balloons -- The first birdman -- Parachutes and gasbags -- Into the wind -- The boy aeronaut -- Wings -- The bird of prey -- Takeoff! -- Silent success -- Triumph -- ... and tragedy -- Crossing the channel -- Higher, steeper, faster -- The week of miracles -- A week of miracles in America -- The stardust twins -- American hero -- The world comes to New York -- A woman's place is in the air -- Flying for the Navy -- Pushing to the edge and beyond -- Two great lights extinguished -- Aircraft carrier -- The boy aeronaut grows up -- The falls -- 350,000 witnesses -- From sea to shining sea -- Peer pressure -- Disaster -- The master birdman is grounded -- The last great trick -- The master birdman returns -- Around the world -- Looping across America -- Flying for the president -- Monoplane -- Epilogue: Turning the page -- Time line -- Glossary.
Subject Air pilots -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Daredevils -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Air pilots -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Daredevils -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Flight -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Aeronautics -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Air pilots -- History.
Daredevils -- History.
Air pilots -- Biography.
Daredevils -- Biography.
Flight -- History.
Aeronautics -- History.
ISBN 9780316350235 (hardcover)
0316350230 (hardcover)

 
    
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