Lowell Thomas Jr.: Flight to Adventure, Alaska and Beyond (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Lowell Thomas Jr. is a famed Alaskan who made his mark as a Bush pilot and by serving in state government, but who also has had a lifetime’s worth of adventures that have taken him around the world. Thomas, now eighty?nine, and living in Anchorage, is the son of one of the most widely known Americans of the twentieth century, and his connection to Lowell Thomas Sr. (1892?1981) enabled him to jump?start his life of adventure at a very early age. From the time he was fifteen, Lowell Thomas Jr. has been involved in ...
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Overview

Lowell Thomas Jr. is a famed Alaskan who made his mark as a Bush pilot and by serving in state government, but who also has had a lifetime’s worth of adventures that have taken him around the world. Thomas, now eighty?nine, and living in Anchorage, is the son of one of the most widely known Americans of the twentieth century, and his connection to Lowell Thomas Sr. (1892?1981) enabled him to jump?start his life of adventure at a very early age. From the time he was fifteen, Lowell Thomas Jr. has been involved in a series of journeys that have seen him cross paths with many famous lives and take part in many historic events.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882409832
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 282
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

Lowell Thomas Jr. has led a life of adventure, traveling around the world. Since 1960 he has been based in Anchorage, Alaska, where he lives with his wife, Tay, of more than sixty-three years. An author, filmmaker, and devoted small-plane pilot for about sixty-five years, and one who has approximately 1.2 million miles of flight time at the controls on his resume, Thomas is a passionate conservationist and has been honored for his work in preserving the Alaska wilderness.

Lew Freedman is a longtime journalist and former sports editor of the Anchorage Daily News in Alaska, where he lived for seventeen years. The author of nearly sixty books, Freedman has won more than 250 journalism awards.
He and his wife, Debra, live in Indiana.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Introduction                                                                           
Chapter 1   Flight to Adventure                                                
Chapter 2   Early Life                                                           
Chapter 3   First Adventure                                                  
Chapter 4   Welcome to Alaska                                           
Chapter 5   College and the Military                                         
Chapter 6   Going to Work                                                  
Chapter 7  To the Forbidden Roof of the World               
Chapter 8   With the Dalai Lama in Lhasa                          
Chapter 9   Life and Death on the Tibetan Trail              
Chapter 10  Two Lifetime Passions: Tay and Flying         
Chapter 11  Around the World                                           
Chapter 12  Welcome to Africa                                          
Chapter 13  The Rwenzori Mountains, the Congo, and Kenya
Chapter 14  Into the Desert                                                  
Chapter 15  With the Nomads                                              
Chapter 16  North to Alaska                                                 
Chapter 17  Earthquake                                                          
Chapter 18  Flying Alaska                                                      
Chapter 19  Around the World a New Way                          
Chapter 20  Politics and Conservation                                  
Chapter 21 Skiing                                                                   
Chapter 22 Mount McKinley Flight Adventures                   
Chapter 23 Flying Another Soloist                                         
Chapter 24 To Russia with Love                                           
Chapter 25 Flying into the Sunset                                         
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