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Slipping the Surly Bonds: Great Flying Quotations
     

Slipping the Surly Bonds: Great Flying Quotations

by David English, Dave English
 

From man's earliest expressions on the magic of flying to the chilling last words of some of aviation's giants, here's an utterly unique collection of 1,000 of the most memorable thoughts on flight down through the ages. Concisely capturing flying's special allure and excitement as well as its humor and tragedy, this power-packed anthology of quotations by Leonardo

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From man's earliest expressions on the magic of flying to the chilling last words of some of aviation's giants, here's an utterly unique collection of 1,000 of the most memorable thoughts on flight down through the ages. Concisely capturing flying's special allure and excitement as well as its humor and tragedy, this power-packed anthology of quotations by Leonardo da Vinci, Lindbergh, Armstrong, Yeager, and hundreds of others amply illustrates why, as aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal rhapsodized, "To fly is everything."

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"Slipping the Surly Bonds is the coffee-table, Christmas and birthday gift aviation fans have been looking for...better buy a few copies of this book; one to keep...the other to give away..."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070220164
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

David William English is a full-time pilot and a part-time aviation writer. Currently a contributing editor at Airways magazine and a consulting editor at IFR magazine, he has also written for Air Line Pilot, Airliners, Aviation Consumer, Flight Training, and Professional Pilot magazines. Readers are invited to contact the author at http://english@skygod.com.

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