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Three Across: The Great Transatlantic Air Race of 1927

By: Norman H. Finkelstein

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Boyds Mills Pr: September 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25386

ISBN: 1590784626

Condition: Used - Good


It's 1927, and the air race is on Three pilots compete to be the first to fly across the Atlantic. In the spring of that year, three airplanes were at Roosevelt Field on Long Island preparing for a historic journey--a nonstop flight between New York and Paris. Which plane would be first? Most predicted that the "Columbia," with renowned test pilot Clarence Chamberlin at the controls, would lead the way. Another plane, the America, was also a favorite. Its crew of four was headed by an authentic American hero, Richard E. Byrd, the famed Arctic explorer. Little was known about the third plane, ... View more info