Wind, Sand and Stars

Wind, Sand and Stars

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by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
     
 

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547546728
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
147,761
File size:
803 KB
Age Range:
14 Years

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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Wind, Sand and Stars 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Col-H More than 1 year ago
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.
IHopeINeverGrowOldAndDie More than 1 year ago
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.
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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.
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