The Armchair Aviator

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  • Published by:
    • Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1983, USA.
  • Edited by: John Thorn
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From book cover: “Best in aviation fact and fiction–military or civil–from Richard Bach, Arthur C. Clarke, Len Deighton, Jimmy Doolittle, Ernest Gann, Wolfgang Langewiesche, Charles Lindbergh, Norman Mailer, James Michener, Harald Penrose, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, James Thurber, John Toland, and MANY MORE.”

From eBay auction: “Also includes writings by Octave Chanute, Michael Collins, Roald Dahl, Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Sigmund Freud, John Glenn, Joseph Heller, Leonardo da Vinci, C.P. Snow, Edgar Allen Poe, H.G. Wells, T.H. White, Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright, William Butler Yeats, and many more. ‘The Armchair Aviator’ touches on every aspect of man’s love affair with flight, from Icarus’s fall to the Eagle landing… Excellent essays, this is where literature, dreams, science, technology, history all meet. Great book about flight, airplane, astronauts and space travel, air power and military, World War I and World War II and role of Air Force, jet fighters, etc. Fascinating.”