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In 1926, de Saint-Exupery began flying for the pioneering airline Latecoere - later known as Aeropostale - opening up the first mail routes across the Sahara and the Andes. "Wind, Sand and Stars" is drawn from this experience. Interweaving encounters with nomadic Arabs and other adventures into a richly textured autobiographical narrative which includes the extraordinary story of his crash in the Libyan Desert in 1936, and his miraculous survival. 'Self-discovery comes when a man measures himself against an obstacle', writes Saint-Exupery. In this book, he explores the transcendent perceptions that arise when life is tested to its limits. Both a gripping tale of adventure and a poetic meditation.

Biography >> Biography: generalEssays & Writing >> Essays & Journalism >> Literary essaysTransport >> Transport technology & trades >> Aerospace & aviation technology >> Aviation skills / piloting Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 25/05/2000 ISBN-13: 9780141183190  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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