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First Flight Around the World : The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race
by Tim Grove and National Air and Space Museum


Overview - 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.
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Overview
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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781419714825
  • ISBN-10: 1419714821
  • Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 96
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-14
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/20th Century
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Transportation - Aviation
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/General

 
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