Wind, Sand And Stars
ISBN: 0141183195
EAN13: 9780141183190
Language: English
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 0.39" H x 7.72" L x 5.04" W
Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Acad mie Fran aise, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galanti re.

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   Wonderful book, but buyer beware
Wonderful book, but buyer beware, this edition is full of typos. A very cheap print is also possible. There are not only misspellings, but words repeated, missing or smashed together within sentences, digits instead of letters, the wrong punctuation as well as inappropriate punctuation in the middle of a sentence and other small errors.
 
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   Reads more like a history book
It is, however, not an easy read and is structured more like a history book than a novel. For me it is a harder read, though there are interesting aspects that keep my interest. Wish I could have read it on Amazon Prime instead of paying for it. It is a one-time read and forgotten for me.
 
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   A must read for adventurers
I have hard copies in both English and French and recently bought the paper edition to have an accessible copy wherever I am, just in case I had the urge to read it again. There is such a sense of wonder and adventure in the way St. Exupery writes and describes things, it makes you wish you could see the world through his eyes.
 
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   Fun Book
The pioneer pilots of Post WWI, flying mail around the planet. Saint-Exupery lights the dim corridors of a history we have forgotten. He sees the Mundain and the poetic points of the world in a sad justice. The vibrant and mundane draw you in with the awesome colors that Saint-Exupery paints in word. There are some great outlooks in this book and several great quotes, interesting situations and adventures galore.
 
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   I really enjoyed his descriptions of nature and people Sometimes it is ...
I really enjoyed his descriptions of nature and sometimes it is very poetic ''. It was interesting to get a taste of the pioneer pilots. Either very courageous or very reckless is very dangerous.
 
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   Heterodoxy
I'm going to go against the common critical orthodoxy and say that this writer is as good as he is and is thoughtful and poetic unnecessarily wordy. When the author tells stories, he is very good.
 
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