Book Reviews of Wind, Sand and Stars

Wind, Sand and Stars
ISBN-13: 9780156027496
ISBN-10: 0156027496
Publication Date: 12/9/2002
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Witness the danger, excitement, adventures of a pioneer aviator interspersed with his philosophy of life as he recounts his experiences with the French Air Post Service in the early years of the twentieth century.
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What a great autobiography! Most people know Saint-Exupery through his wonderful Little Prince, but his life as one of France's first long haul pilots is poignant and inspiring.
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A 1920's airplane pilot writes of his adventures delivering mail across the world. He also writes of his near-death survival in the Sahara desert.

Antoine de Saint-Exupiery descriptive writing tells such poignant detail: deep blue sky turning into a treacherous storm; cotton clouds and the peaks of the Andes, a near death experience in his plane; and then of the revolution in Spain. His philosophy makes the reader contemplate his written word. An excellent read.
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The authors experience flying some of the first airplanes delivering mail for the France, going into North Africa. His experiences after crashing in the desert and being stranded.
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Great adventures well written !
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"While flying for his air squadron, Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) disappeared over the Mediterranean a year after writing his most famous book, "The Little Prince." He was also the author of "Night Flight" and "Wartime Writings."