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Aloft By William Langewiesche

Aloft
by William Langewiesche

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Includes essays that consider how flying has altered not only how we move about the earth, but also how we view our world and our place in it. With descriptions of excitement of flight, this title discusses the risks that go with this beauty: the perils of air traffic control, and the dangers of nervous passengers and bad weather.
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Aloft by William Langewiesche

In the essays collected here William Langewiesche considers how flying has altered not only how we move about the earth, but also how we view our world and our place in it. With vivid descriptions of the aesthetics and excitement of flight, Langewiesche also writes of the risks that go with this beauty: the perils of air traffic control, and the dangers of nervous passengers and bad weather.

Full of spare and elegant prose, Aloft is a fascinating journey into the new, profound dimension that flight has added to the human experience.

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Aloft Reviews


Formidable talent ... a journalist whose cool, precise and economical reporting is harnessed to an invigorating moral and intellectual perspective * The New York Times *

About William Langewiesche


William Langewiesche is an author and journalist. He is currently Vanity Fair's international correspondent, having made his name writing for Atlantic Monthly. His strong, evocative prose is used to devastating effect on a range of issues. Before embarking on a writing career he worked as a pilot for fifteen years from the age of 18. He has been termed one of the leading writers of The New New Journalism, a group of writers who have secured a place at the centre of contemporary American literature, as Tom Wolfe and The New Journalism did in the sixties.

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GOR002681371
Aloft by William Langewiesche
William Langewiesche
Penguin Modern Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2010-02-25
272
0141191856
9780141191850
N/A
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