Higher, Steeper, Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered the Skies

Version: Unabridged
Author: Lawrence Goldstone
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: North America, Science & Technology, Autobiography
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Published In: April 2017
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history. Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside down and in corkscrews, and was the first to pull his aircraft out of what was a typically fatal tailspin. As Beachey and other aviators took to the skies in death-defying acts in the early twentieth century, these innovative daredevils not only wowed crowds, but also redefined the frontiers of powered flight. Higher, Steeper, Faster takes listeners inside the world of the brave men and women who popularized flying through their deadly stunts and paved the way for modern aviation. With heart-stopping accounts of the action-packed race to conquer the skies, this book will exhilarate listeners as they fly through the history.

Author Details

Author Details

Goldstone, Lawrence

Lawrence Goldstone is the author or coauthor of fourteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including Rights, which won a New American Writing Award, and Anatomy of Deception, a New York Times notable mystery. His articles, reviews, and opinion pieces have appeared in the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and other periodicals. He has appeared on many TV and radio shows, and his work has been profiled in the New York Times, Toronto Star, Salon, and Slate. He lives in Connecticut, with his wife and daughter.