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The Big Jump: Lindbergh and the Great Atlantic Air Race

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As the little silver monoplane sloshed down the unpaved, rain-soaked runway on the morning of May 20, 1927, many of the silent onlookers remembered the fireball that ended the previous attempt to cross the Atlantic from this same Roosevelt Field strip. The Spirit of St. Louis, carrying obscure Midwestern pilot, Charles Lindbergh, and more than one and a half tons of gasoline, barely cleared the telephone lines at the runway's end, and thoughts turned to the acclaimed French fliers Charles Nungesser and FranÇois Coli, who had disappeared over the ocean less than two weeks earlier. One spectator muttered what many were thinking: "We'll probably never see the poor guy again." The furious international competition to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize for the first nonstop flight between New York and Paris had already claimed six lives. Would there be an unlucky seventh?

In The Big Jump, award-winning author Richard Bak takes you back to the glorious era when every pilot was a daredevil and every flight was a near-death experience. Here you'll meet the most colorful and intrepid airmen of the age, the pilots, engineers, and designers who would lift aviation out of its infancy, and some unsavory characters who sought fame and fortune through the efforts of others.

This gripping account of the deadly contest that captured the world's imagination and culminated in one of the twentieth century's most thrilling personal achievements draws on many previously overlooked sources to take a fresh look at the men, technologies, and media frenzy that made it happen. It offers compelling portraits of René Fonck, the fastidious French "ace of aces" whose heroics did little to offset his grating personality; the brilliant but chronically broke Igor Sikorsky, whose giant three-engine biplane "should" have been first across the Atlantic; Commander Richard Byrd, whose celebrated Arctic exploits seemed to make him a shoo-in for the prize; and Clarence Chamberlin, a gifted seat-of-the-pants pilot who would forever feel cheated out of glory by the machinations of his mercurial partner, Charles Levine.

But it was "The Lone Eagle," a modest young man who craved solitude as much as he did adventure, who would become the icon of the new "air age." Bak traces Lindbergh's career from his early days as a barnstorming aerial stuntman, crackerjack military flier, and airmail pilot through his carefully planned and perfectly executed transatlantic crossing. The author offers a memorable account of the unprecedented response to Lindbergh's flight and how the newly minted hero coped with the universal and often mindless idolatry: the seemingly endless string of parades, speeches, awards, and banquets; the countless letters, telegrams, and gifts; and the massive, adoring crowds. Ironically, Bak reveals, Lindbergh's reluctance to bask in glory only enhanced his image as an incorruptible "fair-haired Apollo" and added to his already suffocating fame. In an age of unrestrained "ballyhoo," the shy, handsome Lindbergh unwillingly became the biggest celebrity on the planet.

Complete with scores of rare photos and new revelations about some of the obscure figures from the early days of aviation, The Big Jump is must reading for Lindbergh fans, aviation buffs, and anyone who loves an epic tale of true adventure well told.

Synopsis:

The trans-Atlantic air race of 1927 and the flight that made Charles Lindbergh a hero

The race to make the first nonstop flight between the New York and Paris attracted some of the most famous and seasoned aviators of the day, yet it was the young and lesser known Charles Lindbergh who won the $25,000 Orteig Prize in 1927 for his history-making solo flight in the Spirit of St. Louis. Drawing on many previously overlooked sources, Bak offers a fresh look at the personalities that made up this epic air race – a deadly competition that culminated in one of the twentieth century's most thrilling personal achievements and turned Charles Lindbergh into the first international hero of the modern age.

  • Examines the extraordinary life and cultural impact of Charles Lindbergh, one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, and his legendary trans-Atlantic flight that captured the world's imagination
  • Explores the romance of flying during aviation's Golden Age of the 1920s, the enduring mystique of the aviator, and rapid technological advances that made for a paradigm shift in human perception of the world
  • Filled with colorful characters from early aviation history, including Charles Nungesser, Igor Sikorsky, René Fonck, Richard Byrd, and Paul Tarascon

History and the imagination take flight in this gripping account of high-flying adventure, in which a group of courageous men tested the both limits of technology and the power of nature in pursuit of one of mankind's boldest dreams.

Synopsis:

Praise for The BIG JUMP

"Richard Bak has an astonishing gift for making events of the distant past seem as if they happened just yesterday. Now he has put that gift to use in a superb rediscovery of aviation's greatest adventure story: the deadly race to connect New York and Paris by air."

James Tobin, author of To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight

"The Big Jump tells the epic story of the boyish aviator who captured the world's imagination with his solo flight to Paris after several others had perished in the attempt. Richard Bak's crisp narrative captures all of the drama, suspense, courage, and thrills of the most wondrous feat of the Roaring Twenties. A terrific read."

Bill Sloan, author of Given Up for Dead and Brotherhood of Heroes

The race to make the first nonstop flight between New York and Paris attracted some of the most famous and seasoned aviators of the day, yet it was the young and virtually unknown Charles Lindbergh who won the $25,000 Orteig Prize for his history-making solo flight in the Spirit of St. Louis. Drawing on many previously overlooked sources, The Big Jump offers a fresh look at the personalities that made up this epic air race—a deadly competition that culminated in one of the twentieth century's most thrilling personal achievements and turned Charles Lindbergh into the first international hero of the modern age.

About the Author

RICHARD BAK is a Detroit-based journalist and the author of twenty-five books, including Henry and Edsel: The Creation of the Ford Empire and Peach: Ty Cobb in His Time and Ours. He has received three ForeWord magazine Book-of-the-Year awards, the Stuart D. and Vernice M. Gross Prize for Literature, and two Emmys for his work as writer and coproducer of Stranded at the Corner, a feature-length documentary about the fight to save Detroit's Tiger Stadium.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Prologue. Instant Fame—or Flaming Gasoline.

Part One. Revving Up.

Chapter One. We’re Here to Cross the Atlantic.

Chapter Two. Where Does France Come In?

Chapter Three. The Ace with the Wooden Leg.

Chapter Four. The Fortune of the Air.

Chapter Five. Slim.

Part Two. Atlantic Fever.

Chapter Six. Giuseppe, the Junkman, and the Racer.

Chapter Seven. For the Sake of Science.

Chapter Eight. Against the Prevailing Winds.

Chapter Nine. Come to Earth.

Chapter Ten. Little Silver Plane.

Chapter Eleven. Paris au Printemps.

Chapter Twelve. A Stout Heart Does Not Fear Death.

Chapter Thirteen. Limbo.

Chapter Fourteen. Hunting Dragons.

Chapter Fifteen. We Two.

Chapter Sixteen. Viva l’Amérique!

Part Three. A New Heaven.

Chapter Seventeen. Lindbergh Is Our Elijah.

Chapter Eighteen. Two More Across.

Chapter Nineteen. The Atlantic No Longer Exists.

Epilogue. Restless Spirits.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index. 

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on adventure, true adventure
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charles lindbergh, charles lindberg, charles linberg, charles lindbergh biography, air race 1927, first transatlantic flight, first trans-atlantic flight, aviation, aviation history, history of aviation, airplanes, airplanes history, history of airplanes,
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charles lindbergh, charles lindberg, charles linberg, charles lindbergh biography, air race 1927, first transatlantic flight, first trans-atlantic flight, aviation, aviation history, history of aviation, airplanes, airplanes history, history of airplanes,
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charles lindbergh, charles lindberg, charles linberg, charles lindbergh biography, air race 1927, first transatlantic flight, first trans-atlantic flight, aviation, aviation history, history of aviation, airplanes, airplanes history, history of airplanes,
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charles lindbergh, charles lindberg, charles linberg, charles lindbergh biography, air race 1927, first transatlantic flight, first trans-atlantic flight, aviation, aviation history, history of aviation, airplanes, airplanes history, history of airplanes,
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charles lindbergh, charles lindberg, charles linberg, charles lindbergh biography, air race 1927, first transatlantic flight, first trans-atlantic flight, aviation, aviation history, history of aviation, airplanes, airplanes history, history of airplanes,
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r, Donald Hall, Mabel Boll, Myron Herrick, Ambassador Herrick, Croydon, Bernt Balchen, George Noville, Maurice Bellonte, Anne Morrow Lindbergh,  floyd bennett, anthony fokker, fokker, lone eagle, the lone eagle, nonfiction adventure, non-fiction adve
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110802
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.4 x 1.1 in

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The Big Jump: Lindbergh and the Great Atlantic Air Race Sale Hardcover
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"Synopsis" by , The trans-Atlantic air race of 1927 and the flight that made Charles Lindbergh a hero

The race to make the first nonstop flight between the New York and Paris attracted some of the most famous and seasoned aviators of the day, yet it was the young and lesser known Charles Lindbergh who won the $25,000 Orteig Prize in 1927 for his history-making solo flight in the Spirit of St. Louis. Drawing on many previously overlooked sources, Bak offers a fresh look at the personalities that made up this epic air race – a deadly competition that culminated in one of the twentieth century's most thrilling personal achievements and turned Charles Lindbergh into the first international hero of the modern age.

  • Examines the extraordinary life and cultural impact of Charles Lindbergh, one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, and his legendary trans-Atlantic flight that captured the world's imagination
  • Explores the romance of flying during aviation's Golden Age of the 1920s, the enduring mystique of the aviator, and rapid technological advances that made for a paradigm shift in human perception of the world
  • Filled with colorful characters from early aviation history, including Charles Nungesser, Igor Sikorsky, René Fonck, Richard Byrd, and Paul Tarascon

History and the imagination take flight in this gripping account of high-flying adventure, in which a group of courageous men tested the both limits of technology and the power of nature in pursuit of one of mankind's boldest dreams.

"Synopsis" by , Praise for The BIG JUMP

"Richard Bak has an astonishing gift for making events of the distant past seem as if they happened just yesterday. Now he has put that gift to use in a superb rediscovery of aviation's greatest adventure story: the deadly race to connect New York and Paris by air."

James Tobin, author of To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight

"The Big Jump tells the epic story of the boyish aviator who captured the world's imagination with his solo flight to Paris after several others had perished in the attempt. Richard Bak's crisp narrative captures all of the drama, suspense, courage, and thrills of the most wondrous feat of the Roaring Twenties. A terrific read."

Bill Sloan, author of Given Up for Dead and Brotherhood of Heroes

The race to make the first nonstop flight between New York and Paris attracted some of the most famous and seasoned aviators of the day, yet it was the young and virtually unknown Charles Lindbergh who won the $25,000 Orteig Prize for his history-making solo flight in the Spirit of St. Louis. Drawing on many previously overlooked sources, The Big Jump offers a fresh look at the personalities that made up this epic air race—a deadly competition that culminated in one of the twentieth century's most thrilling personal achievements and turned Charles Lindbergh into the first international hero of the modern age.

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