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Sky Sailors; True Stories of the Balloon Era, Bristow, David L.
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Author Name    Bristow, David L.

Title   Sky Sailors; True Stories of the Balloon Era

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Fine

Jacket Condition   Fine Dj

Edition   1st

Size   8vo - over 7" - 10" Tall

Publisher   NY Farrar Straus and Giroux 2010

ISBN Number    0374370141 / 9780374370145

Inscription   Signed by Author

Seller ID   045893

1st printing indicated on copyright page. Fine in a fine jacket. Looks new. Signed in ink by the author with just his name on the title page (not inscribed): "David Bristow."

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For more than a century before airplanes, people explored the sky in balloons. From 1783 to the early 1900s, aeronauts flew into storms, crossed large bodies of water, sailed over enemy armies, and soared to deadly altitudes. Illustrated in full color with dramatuc period artwork, here are the stories of the pioneers of human flight, such as daredevil Sophie Blanchard from Napoleon's France, and Solmon Andree, who lead an aerial assault on the North Pole in 1897.

Price = 20.00 USD

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