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The Resource Into the blue : American writing on aviation and spaceflight, edited by Joseph J. Corn

Into the blue : American writing on aviation and spaceflight, edited by Joseph J. Corn

Label
Into the blue : American writing on aviation and spaceflight
Title
Into the blue
Title remainder
American writing on aviation and spaceflight
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joseph J. Corn
Title variation
American writing on aviation and spaceflight
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Into the Blue revisits the remarkable trajectory of Americans in air and space, gathering sixty of the best eyewitness and participant narratives from Benjamin Franklin's letters on the first hot air balloons to Chris Jones's account of being marooned on the International Space Station. Here are those who made flight happen: Orville and Wilbur Wright, self-taught pioneers whose homespun invention stunned the world; World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker, whose memoirs (excerpted here for the first time in unedited form) describe the frightening novelties of aerial combat; and daredevils like Texas barnstormer Slats Rodgers and test pilot Jimmy Collins. Ernest Hemingway offers a vivid dispatch on a 1922 flight over France, and Gertrude Stein muses on the look of America from the air; Charles A. Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart narrate their groundbreaking transatlantic flights; Ralph Ellison reflects on the experience of African American airmen at Tuskegee; William F. Buckley Jr. recounts his mishaps as an amateur pilot; Wernher von Braun envisions a space station of the future, while astronauts John Glenn, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin provide firsthand recollections of the conquest of space. Here too, among many other subjects, are scenes and episodes in the development of commercial aviation, from the hiring of the first stewardesses and the high stress lives of air traffic controllers to the new ubiquity of what Walter Kirn calls "Airworld." A thirty-two-page insert offers photographs, some previously unpublished, of the writers and their crafts. -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Corn, Joseph J
Series statement
A special publication of The library of America
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  • Aeronautics in literature
  • Astronautics in literature
  • Flight in literature
  • American fiction
  • Aeronautics in literature
  • American fiction
  • Astronautics in literature
  • Flight in literature
  • Literatur
  • Luftfahrt
  • Literatur
  • Raumfahrt
  • Luftfahrt (Motiv)
  • USA
  • Raumfahrt (Motiv)
  • Aeronautics in literature
  • USA
Label
Into the blue : American writing on aviation and spaceflight, edited by Joseph J. Corn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 657-661) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On the first balloons / Benjamin Franklin -- "Carlotte, the lady aeronaut" (Mary H. Myers) from 'Aerial adventures of Carlotta; or, Sky-larking in cloudland' -- From 'Gleanings in bee culture' / A.I. Root -- From 'A record-breaking balloon voyage' / Henry Helm Clayton -- The Wright brothers' aëroplane / Orville and Wilbur Wright -- Flying, a dream come true! / Ida M. Tarbell -- Aviator tells new terrors for armies / Glenn L. Martin -- Notes on war experiences / Eddie Rickenbacker -- From 'A Yankee ace in the RAF' / Bogart Rogers -- A Paris-to-Strasburg flight shows living cubist picture / Ernest Hemingway -- Air circus / Hart Stilwell and Slats Rodgers -- The day I sprouted wings / J. Herman Banning -- Transatlantic / Gilbert Seldes -- From 'The Spirit of St. Louis' / Charles A. Lindbergh -- From 'Shadows of the sun' / Harry Crosby -- Eight miles -- straight up! / Hawthorne C. Gray -- Across / Amelia Earhart -- From 'The world from the air' / Waldo Frank -- From 'Atlantic takeoff' / Ruth Nichols -- Air stewardess / Francis Vivian Drake -- Twelve strangers in the night / Elizabeth M. Bisgood -- Knapsack of salvation / Wolfgang Langewiesche
  • (Cont.) From 'Everybody's autobiography' / Gertrude Stein -- From 'Test pilot' / Jimmy Collins -- Flying again / Anne Morrow Lindbergh -- The campers at Kitty Hawk / John Dos Passos -- From 'Adventure was the compass' / Alma Heflin -- From 'All the brave promises' / Mary Lee Settle -- Flying home / Ralph Ellison -- First mission / Bert Stiles -- From 'I've had it' / Beirne Lay Jr. -- From 'Flights of passage' / Samuel Hynes -- From 'Song of the sky' / Guy Murchie -- Six freshmen and an ercoupe / William F. Buckley Jr. -- From 'Fate Is the hunter' / Ernest K. Gann -- From 'Yeager : an autobiography' / Chuck Yaeger -- From 'The hunters' / James Salter -- From 'Crossing the last frontier' / Wernher von Braun -- From 'Flight into space' / Jonathan Norton Leonard -- From 'The man who rode the thunder' / William R. Rankin -- From 'The right stuff' / Tom Wolfe -- From 'Stranger to the ground' / Richard Bach -- From 'John Glenn, a memoir' / John Glenn -- From 'Flight of passage' / Rinker Buck -- From 'Carrying the fire' / Michael Collins
  • (Cont.) From 'Thud Ridge' / Jack Broughton -- From 'Dispatches' / Michael Herr -- From 'Failure is not an option' / Gene Kranz -- From 'Of a fire on the moon' / Norman Mailer -- From 'Magnificent desolation' / Buzz Aldrin -- Big sky / Gordon Baxter -- From 'On extended wings' / Diane Ackerman -- The iron maiden / Sherman Baldwin -- Starduster / Laurence Gonzales -- From 'Something's got to give' / Darcy Frey -- The turn / William Langewiesche -- From 'Up in the air' / Walter Kirn -- From 'The Kabul-ki dance' / Mark Bowden -- Home / Chris Jones
Control code
701019598
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 684 pages
Isbn
9781598531084
Lccn
2011923052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 300, 505
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)701019598
Label
Into the blue : American writing on aviation and spaceflight, edited by Joseph J. Corn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 657-661) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On the first balloons / Benjamin Franklin -- "Carlotte, the lady aeronaut" (Mary H. Myers) from 'Aerial adventures of Carlotta; or, Sky-larking in cloudland' -- From 'Gleanings in bee culture' / A.I. Root -- From 'A record-breaking balloon voyage' / Henry Helm Clayton -- The Wright brothers' aëroplane / Orville and Wilbur Wright -- Flying, a dream come true! / Ida M. Tarbell -- Aviator tells new terrors for armies / Glenn L. Martin -- Notes on war experiences / Eddie Rickenbacker -- From 'A Yankee ace in the RAF' / Bogart Rogers -- A Paris-to-Strasburg flight shows living cubist picture / Ernest Hemingway -- Air circus / Hart Stilwell and Slats Rodgers -- The day I sprouted wings / J. Herman Banning -- Transatlantic / Gilbert Seldes -- From 'The Spirit of St. Louis' / Charles A. Lindbergh -- From 'Shadows of the sun' / Harry Crosby -- Eight miles -- straight up! / Hawthorne C. Gray -- Across / Amelia Earhart -- From 'The world from the air' / Waldo Frank -- From 'Atlantic takeoff' / Ruth Nichols -- Air stewardess / Francis Vivian Drake -- Twelve strangers in the night / Elizabeth M. Bisgood -- Knapsack of salvation / Wolfgang Langewiesche
  • (Cont.) From 'Everybody's autobiography' / Gertrude Stein -- From 'Test pilot' / Jimmy Collins -- Flying again / Anne Morrow Lindbergh -- The campers at Kitty Hawk / John Dos Passos -- From 'Adventure was the compass' / Alma Heflin -- From 'All the brave promises' / Mary Lee Settle -- Flying home / Ralph Ellison -- First mission / Bert Stiles -- From 'I've had it' / Beirne Lay Jr. -- From 'Flights of passage' / Samuel Hynes -- From 'Song of the sky' / Guy Murchie -- Six freshmen and an ercoupe / William F. Buckley Jr. -- From 'Fate Is the hunter' / Ernest K. Gann -- From 'Yeager : an autobiography' / Chuck Yaeger -- From 'The hunters' / James Salter -- From 'Crossing the last frontier' / Wernher von Braun -- From 'Flight into space' / Jonathan Norton Leonard -- From 'The man who rode the thunder' / William R. Rankin -- From 'The right stuff' / Tom Wolfe -- From 'Stranger to the ground' / Richard Bach -- From 'John Glenn, a memoir' / John Glenn -- From 'Flight of passage' / Rinker Buck -- From 'Carrying the fire' / Michael Collins
  • (Cont.) From 'Thud Ridge' / Jack Broughton -- From 'Dispatches' / Michael Herr -- From 'Failure is not an option' / Gene Kranz -- From 'Of a fire on the moon' / Norman Mailer -- From 'Magnificent desolation' / Buzz Aldrin -- Big sky / Gordon Baxter -- From 'On extended wings' / Diane Ackerman -- The iron maiden / Sherman Baldwin -- Starduster / Laurence Gonzales -- From 'Something's got to give' / Darcy Frey -- The turn / William Langewiesche -- From 'Up in the air' / Walter Kirn -- From 'The Kabul-ki dance' / Mark Bowden -- Home / Chris Jones
Control code
701019598
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 684 pages
Isbn
9781598531084
Lccn
2011923052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 300, 505
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)701019598

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