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Author Grove, Tim, 1967- author.
Title First flight around the world : the adventures of the American fliers who won the race / by Tim Grove.
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Location Call No. Status
 Tighe School-Non-Fiction  910.4 GRO    AVAILABLE
Description vi, 88 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 85).
Contents Journey of the world flight map -- The journey begins -- Planning the trip -- Fierce winds in Alaska -- Disaster on the mountain -- First across the Pacific -- Colorful Japan -- Mechanical trouble in Indochina -- The heat of India -- A grand welcome in Paris -- Meeting royalty in Great Britain -- Plane in danger -- Icebergs and fog -- The welcoming crowds of North America -- Journey's end.
Summary "In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countries--Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina--had the same goal, and so the quest became a race. Who would win?"--Jacket.
An account of the 1924 race between six nations to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by airplane describes the efforts of the U.S. team as they struggled to overcome limited technology, dangerous weather, and unfamiliar cultures.
Awards YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2016.
Subject United States. Army. Air Corps -- Juvenile literature.
Flights around the world -- Juvenile literature.
World records -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author National Air and Space Museum.
ISBN 9781419714825
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