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Sky Sailors

True Stories of the Balloon Era

Sky Sailors by David L. Bristow
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For more than a century before airplanes, people explored the sky in balloons. From 1783 to the early 1900s, aeronauts flew into storms, crossed large bodies of water, sailed over enemy armies, and soared to deadly altitudes. Illustrated in full color with dramatuc period artwork, Sky Sailors by David L. Bristow presents the stories of the pioneers of human flight, such as daredevil Sophie Blanchard from Napoleon's France, and Salomon Andree, who lead an aerial assault on the North Pole in 1897.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); May 2014
144 pages; ISBN 9781466871427
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Title: Sky Sailors
Author: David L. Bristow
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