Wind Sand and Stars Author:Antoine de Saint Exup?ry, trans. Lewis Galanti?re The exciting realism of air adventure - through the treacherous passes of the Pyrenees, above the Sahara, along the snowy ramparts of the Andres - combined with lyrical prose and the soaring spirit of a philosopher, makes these memoirs one of the most popular books about flying ever written. The authorwas a pioneer pilot in commercial aviation. ... more »During World War II he served in a French air squadron and in the summer of 1944 disappeared over the Midterranean while returning from a reconnaissance mission. He has been called "the Joseph Conrad of the air," and this account of his eperiences received the Grand Prix of the Acad?mie Fran?aise.
"This is a book out of a new kind of world that belongs at once to the ranks of enduring fiction."
- Christopher Morley
"A beautiful book; a brave book; a book that should be read against the confusion of this world that we may retain our pride in humanity and our excitement in this modern age."