King of All Balloons

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The feats of the early balloonists – the first human beings to fly – have been strangely neglected. The son of an Oxford pastry cook, James Sadler (1753–1828) made the first British ascent in 1784. This book charts his extraordinary life and career, including his crossing of the Bristol Channel in a balloon and his support of Letitia Sage, the first woman to take to the air. With a foreword by Richard Branson and an afterword by Don Cameron.

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King of All Balloons

King of All Balloons

The Adventurous Life of James Sadler, the First English Aeronaut

Hardback320pp Illustrated

9781445653082     Product Code: 224390

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The feats of the early balloonists – the first human beings to fly – have been strangely neglected. The son of an Oxford pastry cook, James Sadler (1753–1828) made the first British ascent in 1784. This book charts his extraordinary life and career, including his crossing of the Bristol Channel in a balloon and his support of Letitia Sage, the first woman to take to the air. With a foreword by Richard Branson and an afterword by Don Cameron.

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