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Man On Wire
     

Man On Wire

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by Philippe Petit
 

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ISBN-10: 160239332X

ISBN-13: 2901602393324

Pub. Date: 11/20/2008

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing


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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
2901602393324
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
11/20/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244

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Man On Wire 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since I'm afraid of heights, Mr. Petit's accomplishment was amazing; I was in a panic, just reading it. To have his vision and carry it out makes him one of a kind - and terrifying to think what the alternative ending could have been, but he lived to tell the story. In light of what happened to the Towers and now the 10 year anniversary, this is a piece of the Towers history.
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Alison Lang Hickey More than 1 year ago
My book club read this and agreed it wasn't enjoyable because of the author's self-importance and arrogance. I would not recommend and wish I hadn't spent money on it :)
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