Higher, Steeper, Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered The Skies by Lawrence GoldstoneHigher, Steeper, Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered The Skies by Lawrence Goldstone

Higher, Steeper, Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered The Skies

byLawrence Goldstone

Hardcover | March 28, 2017

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Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history.

Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside down and in corkscrews, and was the first to pull his aircraft out of what was a typically fatal tailspin. As Beachey and other aviators took to the skies in death-defying acts in the early twentieth century, these innovative daredevils not only wowed crowds, but also redefined the frontiers of powered flight.

Higher, Steeper, Fastertakes readers inside the world of the brave men and women who popularized flying through their deadly stunts and paved the way for modern aviation. With heart-stopping accounts of the action-packed race to conquer the skies, plus photographs and fascinating archival documents, this book will exhilarate readers as they fly through the pages.
Lawrence Goldstoneis the author and co-author of more than a dozen critically-acclaimed books for adults. Goldstone has appeared on NPR, PBS, and C-SPAN, and his writing has been featured inThe Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and theLos Angeles Times,among others. This is his first book for young readers.
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Title:Higher, Steeper, Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered The SkiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 0.88 inPublished:March 28, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316350230

ISBN - 13:9780316350235

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"Armchair thrillseekers will settle in and read this one straight through."
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