Around the World in 175 Days: The First Round-the-World Flight

Around the World in 175 Days: The First Round-the-World Flight


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560989677
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 09/17/2001
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.29(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Carroll V. Glines began flying in 1939, joined the Army Air Corps in 1941, and retired from the Air Force as a colonel in 1968. He is currently curator of the Doolittle Military Aviation Library at the University of Texas at Dallas. His previous books include Roscoe Turner: Aviation's Master Showman (1995) and Bernt Balchen: Polar Aviator (1999).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. The Challenge Chapter 5 2. The Preparation Chapter 6 3. The Adventure Begins Chapter 7 4. Daring the Aleutians Chapter 8 5. Seattle is Lost Chapter 9 6. First across the Pacific Chapter 10 7. To China and the "Paris of the Orient" Chapter 11 8. On to Calcutta Chapter 12 9. Paris by Bastille Day Chapter 13 10. Preparing for the North Atlantic Chapter 14 11. North America at Last! Chapter 15 12. Mission Accomplished Chapter 16 Epilogue

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