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To Reach the Clouds By Philippe Petit

To Reach the Clouds by Philippe Petit

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Summary

One night in 1974, a young Frenchman secretly - and illegally - rigged a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. At daybreak, he made eight crossings over the course of an hour, 110 floors up above the earth. This memoir he tells the story of how he conspired, connived, improvised, and insisted his way to this 'coup'.

To Reach the Clouds Summary

To Reach the Clouds: Man on Wire Film Tie in by Philippe Petit

One night in 1974, a young Frenchman secretly - and illegally - rigged a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. At daybreak, he gave the high-wire performance of all time, making eight crossings over the course of an hour, 110 floors up above the earth, as a hundred thousand people gathered on the ground to watch. In "To Reach the Clouds", Philippe Petit re-creates a six-year quest to realise his dream, an adventure as thrilling as the walk itself. In an unforgettable memoir he tells the story of how he conspired, connived, improvised, and insisted his way to this 'coup', abetted by a motley crew of accomplices, the occasional miracle, and his own unflagging passion. He reveals himself to be not only a virtuoso of the air but also a bold and inspired performer on the page. Animated by never-seen photographs and Petit's ingenious sketches, "To Reach the Clouds" is a tour de force of the imagination and a serenade to his beloved towers.

To Reach the Clouds Reviews

" While Petit only briefly addresses September 11, his book is ultimately a quiet tribute to the buildings." -- "The New York Times"" Remarkably, the book is as astonishing as the act itself." -- "The Times of London"

About Philippe Petit

Born into a middle-class French family in 1949, Philippe Petit taught himself magic, juggling and high-wire walking while still a child. At sixteen he began to travel the world as a street juggler. He has performed illegal high-wire walks between the towers of Notre Dame, the twin towers of the World Trade Center, and the northern pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Additional information

GOR001348717
9780571245857
0571245854
To Reach the Clouds: Man on Wire Film Tie in by Philippe Petit
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2008-08-21
240
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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