Shopping cart - $0.00

You have no items in your shopping cart.

The Unsubstantial Air

The Unsubstantial Air

Availability: In stock

Item #:BOOK103120

$7.95

Be the first to review this product

Product Description

Details

"The Unsubstantial Air" is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming a pilot and flying in combat over the Western Front, told through the words and voices of the aviators themselves. By drawing on letters sent home, diaries kept, and memoirs published in the years that followed, Hynes brings to life the emotions, anxieties, and triumphs of the young pilots. They gasp in wonder at the world seen from a plane, struggle to keep their hands from freezing in open air cockpits, party with actresses and aristocrats, rest at Voltaire's castle, and search for their friends' bodies on the battlefield. Their romantic war becomes more than that - a harsh but often thrilling reality. Weaving together their testimonies, "The Unsubstantial Air" is a moving portrait of a generation coming of age under new and extreme circumstances.

These are remaindered hard cover copies of this book.

Tags

Product Tags

  • No tags connected to product

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

Reviews

  1. Be the first to review this product

WRITE YOUR REVIEW

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: The Unsubstantial Air

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Price
Value
Quality
The Unsubstantial Air
"The Unsubstantial Air" is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming a pilot and flying in combat over the Western Front, told through the words and voices of the aviators themselves. By drawing on letters sent home, diaries kept, and memoirs published in the years that followed, Hynes brings to life the emotions, anxieties, and triumphs of the young pilots. They gasp in wonder at the world seen from a plane, struggle to keep their hands from freezing in open air cockpits, party with actresses and aristocrats, rest at Voltaire's castle, and search for their friends' bodies on the battlefield. Their romantic war becomes more than that - a harsh but often thrilling reality. Weaving together their testimonies, "The Unsubstantial Air" is a moving portrait of a generation coming of age under new and extreme circumstances.

These are remaindered hard cover copies of this book.

$7.95
0 100