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Race the Atlantic Wind: The Flight of Alcock and Brown

Race the Atlantic Wind: The Flight of Alcock and Brown (EPUB ebook)

By McGann, Oisin

In the spring of 1919, after the end of the First World War, teams of pilots and navigators begin to gather on the North American island of Newfoundland. They are attempting what many believe to be impossible - to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean. Equipped with machines mad...e mostly from wood, fabric and wire, they intend to fly the 1,800 miles to Ireland, in the face of the merciless North Atlantic weather. John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown are late to arrive. Competing against some of Europe's most famous pilots, these two British war veterans are considered rank outsiders. Maggie McRory is a sixteen-year-old girl who sees the gathering of all these aircraft and their crews as a chance to escape her narrow existence. Her war-scarred uncle, however, views them as a threat to the island and his way of life. This absurdly dangerous contest is going to change the world . . .
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ISBN 9781788491440
Published 10 Jun 2019
Publisher Faber Factory
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781788491440
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Faber Factory
Imprint The O'Brien Press
Released 10 Jun 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By McGann, Oisin
Category Historical Fiction
Transport Technology
Aircraft: General Interest
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years