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Atlantic Fever

Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic

Joe Jackson

Between 14 April and 21 May 1927, 16 aviators raced to be the first to cross the Atlantic non-stop and collect the $25,000 prize put up by the French-American hotelier Raymond Orteig. The 'Orteig Prize' finally went to Charles Lindbergh and his victory has overshadowed the achievements and the tragedies – six died – of his fellow competitors. Joe Jackson's compelling account of the 'Great Atlantic Derby' of 1927 covers all who took part in that truly perilous race.

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Product information:
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
  • Year: 2012
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 542pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9780374106751
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
Product code:
226618
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