A Dream of Flight
Alberto Santos-Dumont's Race Around the Eiffel Tower by Jef Polivka
- Published: Aug 06, 2020
Debut nonfiction duo Rob and Jef Polivka offer an illustrated madcap adventure in A Dream of Flight, a dynamic biography of Alberto Santos-Dumont, an inventor who risked everything to reach the skies. And sure enough, his successes and failures brought the... read more
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- Exact title of the book
- A Dream of Flight
- Book author
- Jef Polivka
- FSG Books for Young Readers
- Jul 30, 2019
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- 360 kB
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Debut nonfiction duo Rob and Jef Polivka offer an illustrated madcap adventure in A Dream of Flight, a dynamic biography of Alberto Santos-Dumont, an inventor who risked everything to reach the skies. And sure enough, his successes and failures brought the worlds people closer together. Ready?
Set. Fly! At the turn of the twentieth century, no aviation prize was more coveted in Europe than the Deutsch Prize.
To win it, a pilot would have to fly a balloon from Pariss Aero Club around the Eiffel Tower and back in thirty minutes or less. Who would be the first to succeed? Alberto Santos-Dumont thought he could.
His latest design, Airship No. 6, was perfected from the countless lessons he learned during previous crashes. On the morning of October 19, 1901, Santos was making good time in the race when disaster struckhis motor had sputtered to a stop mid-air!
Would Santos make it to the finish line in timelet alone survive?
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