Wind, Sand and Stars

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Description

Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise, "Wind, Sand and Stars" is unsurprassed in capturing the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure - through the treacherous passes of the Pyrenees, above the Sahara, along the snowy ramparts of the Andes - combined with lyrical prose and the soaring spirit of a philosopher, make this book one of the most popular works ever written about flying.

Product Details

Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
December 09, 2002
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780156027496
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About 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.