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The Resource First Flight Around the World

First Flight Around the World

Label
First Flight Around the World
Title
First Flight Around the World
Statement of responsibility
Tim Grove
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. The race was on!First Flight Around the World documents the exciting journey of four American planes—the Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Seattle—and their crews on a race around the world. The trip held many challenges: extreme weather, tricky navigation, unfamiliar cultures, fragile planes, and few airfields. The world fliers risked their lives for the sake of national pride.Based in part on the journal of one of the crew members, First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold, along with commentary, newspaper reports, and archival images, First Flight Around the World is a captivating tale about American ingenuity, gumption, and perseverance
Summary
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
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2016
  • Parents' Choice Award for Non-Fiction, 2015
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10410964
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
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1100
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adolescent
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the adventures of the American fliers who won the race
Label
First Flight Around the World
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781613127421
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
First Flight Around the World
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5d05e5d8-ed1c-4458-84ec-559ed14f3f4d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781613127421
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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