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Gentlemen of Adventure
Gentlemen of Adventure
Author: Ernest K. Gann
ISBN-13: 9780877954651
ISBN-10: 0877954658
Publication Date: 8/1983
Pages: 445
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Publisher: William Morrow & Co
Book Type: Hardcover
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From the dust jacket: "Here is the story of aviation, from the first clumsy attempts to glide with make-shift machines, to the daring aircraft used in World War I...and onward, at an ever-quickening pace, to a near-present that only a few dared to dream.
Here too is the story of three fiercely independent individuals: Kiffin Draper and Toby Bryant-pioneer airmen whose friendship was stronger than blood-and Toby's wife Lily, a woman unique in her time. They barnstorned together, flew through the first years of airmail, joined the Lafayette Escadrille, the Eagle Squadron, the Free French Air Force, to fight in foreign revolutions and both World Wars, sharing their magnifient adventues with the like of Glenn Martin, Lincoln Beachey, Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Billy Mitchell, Howard Hughes and many more. They were the last of a breed whose passions and aspirations were the stuff of soaring flight itself."