Flight Of Passage: A True Story by Rinker BuckFlight Of Passage: A True Story by Rinker Buck

Flight Of Passage: A True Story

byRinker Buck

Paperback | June 14, 1998

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Writer Rinker Buck looks back more than 30 years to a summer when he and his brother, at ages 15 and 17 respectively, became the youngest duo to fly across America, from New Jersey to California. Having grown up in an aviation family, the two boys bought an old Piper Cub, restored it themselves, and set out on the grand journey. Buck is a great storyteller, and once you get airborne with the boys you find yourself absorbed in a story of adventure and family drama. And Flight of Passage is also an affecting look back to the summer of 1966, when the times seemed much less cynical and adventures much more enjoyable.
Rinker Buck began his career as a reporter for The Berkshire Eagle in western Massachusetts. He then worked for New York, Life, and Adweek magazines, and his articles and columns have appeared in numerous national magazines and newspapers. Flight of Passage is his first book. He and his wife, Amelia de Neergaard, live with their two da...
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Title:Flight Of Passage: A True StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:June 14, 1998

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ISBN - 10:0786883154

ISBN - 13:9780786883158

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent adventure An excellent adventure and heart warming aviation story. One of my favourite books. If I were super rich I would purchase the movie rights and make a great flick out of it.
Date published: 2009-05-12

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Praised as a "riveting adventure tale, loopy travelogue, and powerful family memoir in one ingeniously crafted package" (Harry Stein, "One of the Guys"), this beautiful memoir tells "an enchanting story of youthful accomplishment" ("Kirkus"). 25 photos