First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race (Hardcover)

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About the Author


Tim Grove is Chief of Museum Learning at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. He has written a number of exhibition and website components for young people, including Web activities. His children’s newspaper insert about the Lewis and Clark expedition for Newspapers in Education was distributed nationally. Grove lives in Falls Church, Virginia.


The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, maintains the largest collection of historic air- and spacecraft in the world, including the plane Chicago and a copy of First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold’s journal.

Praise For…


"It's a grand tale, set handsomely here amid sheaves of maps, short journal passages and contemporary photos. A high spot in aviation history, particularly noteworthy for the rugged perseverance of those who achieved it."

— Kirkus Reviews

"A solid choice for young aviation history buffs."

— Publishers Weekly

"Offering a look at a lesser-known historical event, this beautiful, well-written book is an essential addition for all collections."

— Patricia Ann Owens

STARRED REVIEW
"...a nonstop true action/adventure tale replete with crashes into mountains, mechanical failures over oceans, strandings and rescues, heartening incidents of international support and cooperation, and nerve-wracking moments of uncertainty fed by political conflict."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The plethora of historical photos, maps, primary documents, and accounts from the flight crew about their experiences, laid out on eye-catching pages, help enliven the story of this incredible feat...kids interested in all things aviation related will likely be enthralled."

— Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419714825
ISBN-10: 1419714821
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: April 7th, 2015
Language: English