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Great Flying Stories

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Finding out how to fly was man's last great adventure, Frederick Forsyth writes, and in this wonderfully entertaining volume he gathers and introduces an extraordinary array of tales of our love affair with flight. H. G. Wells's "My First Aeroplane" hilariously evokes the days when a flying machine was a proper toy for a gentleman. "The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Pocket Books (first published 1991)
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Natt Cham
จากปก ทีแรกคิดวาเปนนวนิยายทีเขียนโดย Frederick Forsyth และเปนแนวสงคราม แตพอเริมเปิดอานกลับพบวาเปนหนังสือระบบเรืองสันเกียวกับการบินทีแตงโดยนักเขียนเลืองชือหลากหลายทาน ซึง Frederick Forsyth รวบรวมไวไดอยางนาสนใจ โดยเฉพาะเรืองสันคลาสสิคหลายๆ เรืองซึงจัดไดวาเปนแนว Scientific Romance เรืองในเลมประกอบดวย
- เครืองบินลำแรกของผม ("My First Aeroplane") เขียนโดย เอช. จี. เวลส *****
- ฮันส พาลลผจญภัย "The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaall" ,เอดการ อลัน โป *****
- มหาภัยเหนือฟา ,เซอรอารเธอร โคแนน ดอยล *
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Robert
Mar 04, 2012 Robert rated it it was ok
I think I was a pilot in a previous life. I had to read this book.

A simple collection of short stories, some tedious, some enjoyable, all dealing with flight. It's a fun read if you find it in a collection somewhere, but nothing too special.

The biggest problem I had is that it would go from a story that had me laughing and enjoying its ridiculousness, right into a story that tried to be supremely serious. If you're goinf to read it, only read one at a time, then put it down for a bit.
Paul Doyle
Apr 09, 2015 Paul Doyle rated it liked it
Shelves: short-stories
A good read of diverse stories about flying written over a large time period. Some stories were clearly based on personal experiences, others clearly fictional. An interesting compilation.
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Frederick Forsyth, CBE is an English author and occasional political commentator. He is best known for thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, The Afghan, and recently The Cobra and The Kill List.

The son of a furrier, he was born in Ashford, Kent, educated at Tonbridge Scho
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