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Wind, Sand and Stars [NOOK Book]

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Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galantière.

Air adventure and personal reminiscence by a flyer.

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Wind, Sand and Stars

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Overview

Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galantière.

Air adventure and personal reminiscence by a flyer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547546728
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/15/1992
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 162,609
  • File size: 784 KB

Meet the Author

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, the "Winged Poet," was born in Lyon, France, in 1900. A pilot at twenty-six, he was a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince, Wind, Sand and Stars, Night Flight, Southern Mail, and Airman's Odyssey. In 1944, while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron, he disappeared over the Mediterranean.

 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2002

    Poetry, Planes, and philosophy

    I am amazed that I'm the first reviewed! Although I only recently read this book, it now one of my favorites. The stories are exotic, the words are poetic. Hemmingway's excitement with Jimmy Buffett's phrasing. If you have enjoyed Twain's 'Following the Equator' or anything by Conrad, this book is a treat.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2008

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    Poet of the Air

    Named to National Geographic's "Top Ten Adventure Books of All Time" for a very good reason, it is. Not just pilots, but anyone who has ever bumped along in a puddle jumper through a thunderstorm will relate to the emotions of flying blind. A timeless classic, with beautiful prose, and genuine excitement by a great adventurer.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    More a book on philosophy than flying. Even the sections on fly

    More a book on philosophy than flying. Even the sections on flying were philosophical and hard to read. I would not call it an adventure book at all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

    Makes you want to hug mankind

    I browsed a list of the 100 best books ever written and on a sidebar was "Wind, Sand and Stars" with the note that it was written "with soaring prose." ... So true. ... Not a book about flying, although flying is the tale, but about how man can conquer what he sets out to do. ... The author's true story. ... A man's book, or a young man's book - superb. ... The author was a pilot for the Free French Air Force during WWII and didn't come back from a mission. ... Also, at the back is an essay about the author's experiences witnessing the Spanish Civil War of the 1930's when the Fascists won (defeated the Nationalists) - worthwhile reading in a very different way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    &star Map and Rules of SandClan &star

    &#9788 Map &#9788 <br>
    <p>
    <p>
    Res 2: bios <br>
    <p>
    Res 3: main camp <br>
    <p>
    Res 4: ceremonial high rock <br>
    <p>
    Res 5: hunting grounds <br>
    <p>
    Res 6: training grounds <br>
    <p>
    Res 7: med den <br>
    <p>
    Res 8: elder den <br>
    <p>
    Res 9: kit/birthing area <br>
    <p>
    Res 10: dark forest <br>
    <p>
    Res 11: lake <br>
    <p>
    <p>
    <p>
    &#9788 Rules &#9788 <br>
    On this, look for the checkmarks indicating its okay, and the x's indicating that its NOT okay. <br>
    <p>
    <p>
    Powers, wings, etc. &#10008 <br>
    Godmodding &#10008 <br>
    Hunting alone &#10004 <br>
    Queens joining &#10004 <br>
    Forcemating &#10008 <br>
    Posting ads in other clans &#10008 <br>
    Creating drama &#10008 <br>
    <p>
    You must post a bio after you join. I welcome you to SandClan! ~FalconWind

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Orangepelt

    I'm there.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Join fog clan

    At beach res1.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Heartwave

    Hellloooooooo any one homeeeeee

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Eyes

    This clan is dead... [===[]=====> Lets see if U can re-bild it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Beaconheart

    May I join?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Hi

    Hello! May i join.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Jdjcjjd

    You suck :p

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Brambleclaw

    No longer joining. Sorry, but about three hours and not a single post? Don't think so. Sorry.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Windmagic

    Pads in.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Unknown

    I need a clan and name, ill do anything

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Windheart

    May i join?

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Shadowghost

    Lays down quietly

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Fox

    A shefox pads in

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Ambershade

    I am leaving. Need to drop some clans. IT IS NOT YOUR FAUL I AM LEAVING! IT IS MY FAULT

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