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Author Vanhoenacker, Mark, author.

Title Imagine a city : a pilot's journey across the urban world / Mark Vanhoenacker.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  629.1309 VAN    DUE 02-21-23
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 404 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-402).
Summary In his small New England hometown, Mark Vanhoenacker spent his childhood dreaming of elsewhere-- of the distant, real cities he found on the illuminated globe in his bedroom, and of one perfect metropolis that existed only in his imagination. These cities were the sources of endless comfort and escape, and of a lasting fascination. Streets unspooled, towers shone, and anonymous crowds bustled in the places where Mark hoped he could someday be anyone--perhaps even himself. Now, as a commercial airline pilot, Mark has spent nearly two decades crossing the skies of our planet and touching down in dozens of the storied cities he imagined as a child. He experiences these destinations during brief stays that he repeats month after month and year after year, giving him an unconventional and uniquely vivid perspective on the places that form our urban world.
Contents Prologue: City of Memory -- City of Beginnings -- City of Dreams -- City of Signs -- City of Prospects -- City of Gates -- City of Poetry -- City of Rivers -- City of Air -- City of Blue -- City of Snow -- City of Circles.
Subject Vanhoenacker, Mark -- Travel.
Air pilots -- Travel -- United States.
Aeronautics, Commercial.
Cities and towns.
Genre/Form Travel writing.
ISBN 9780525657507 (hardcover)
0525657509 (hardcover)

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