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Higher, Steeper, Faster

The Daredevils Who Conquered the Skies
Narrated by: Robertson Dean
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: History, 20th Century

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Publisher's Summary

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 20th century, these innovative daredevils not only wowed crowds but also redefined the frontiers of powered flight.

Higher, Steeper, Faster takes listeners 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, this book will exhilarate listeners as they fly through history.

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©2017 Lawrence Goldstone (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Goldstone deftly combines captivating descriptions of the personalities - male and female - with discussion of the many improvements and ever-present hazards of early flying." ( Publishers Weekly)
"For those who love history, aviation, or stories of great daring, this is pure pleasure." ( Kirkus)

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