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Because I Fly: A Collection of Aviation Poetry
This book is the most complete, up-to-date collection of aviation poetry ever published. Its sole purpose is to consolidate all of the best in aviation poetry and inspirational verse. Helmut Reda examined over 115 books and magazines in the United States, England, Canada, France, and Australia. He also investigated over 42,500 hits on the Internet. From his exhaustive rese ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published October 12th 2001 by McGraw-Hill Professional
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Excellent examples of all eras of flight poems. If not the "best", certainly an authoritative presentation of several dozen. These are an intimate invitation into one's aviation soul, a glimpse of what flight can do to a person's spirit. Highly recommended to all.