First Flight Around the World

First Flight Around the World

The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race

eBook - 2015
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
A 2016 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist
In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countries—Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina—had the same goal. The race was on!

First Flight Around the World documents the exciting journey of four American planes—the Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Seattle—and their crews on a race around the world. The trip held many challenges: extreme weather, tricky navigation, unfamiliar cultures, fragile planes, and few airfields. The
world fliers risked their lives for the sake of national pride.

Based in part on the journal of one of the crew members, First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold, along with commentary, newspaper reports, and archival images, First Flight Around the World is a captivating tale about American ingenuity, gumption, and perseverance.


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An account of the daring 1924 race in which pilots from six countries competed to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by airplane describes the efforts of the four-plane American team as they struggled to overcome limited technology, dangerous weather and unfamiliar cultures. 10,000 first printing.

Harry N Abrams Inc
"In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countries—Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina—had the same goal. The race was on!First Flight Around the World documents the exciting journey of four American planes—the Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Seattle—and their crews on a race around the world. The trip held many challenges: extreme weather, tricky navigation, unfamiliar cultures, fragile planes, and few airfields. Theworld fliers risked their lives for the sake of national pride.Based in part on the journal of one of the crew members, First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold, along with commentary, newspaper reports, and archival images, First Flight Around the World is a captivating tale about American ingenuity, gumption, and perseverance.

Publisher: New York :, Abrams Books for Young Readers ; published in Association with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781613127421
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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