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One Chance for Glory: --First Nonstop Flight Across the Pacific

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Edward T. Heikell and Robert L. Heikell mix history with some fiction to create a well-rounded view of lesser known pilot Clyde Pangborn in "One Chance for Glory: First nonstop flight across the Pacific" (ISBN 1468006088). Pangborn was the first pilot to successfully cross the Pacific Ocean nonstop, but his accomplishment was lost in the shuttle of other pilots who ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published May 18th 2012 by Createspace
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KennyO
Feb 27, 2015 KennyO rated it did not like it
Shelves: aviation
The Clyde Pangborn story is surely one that's well worth telling, but given that there's little historical evidence to work with, the authors have taken a historical fiction tack in writing this book. They let you know on the back cover that they've done so. Their "hometown connection" with their subject obviously fed their interest but it doesn't serve their readers well enough and like so many books written today, the indispensible service of an editor was dispensed with. I'm afraid the ...more
David Hibberd
This is a good story about a little known event in world history. The story is enjoyable but could use some polishing. Those interested in aviation history should enjoy this book.
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