ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, the "Winged Poet," was born in Lyon, France, in 1900. A pilot at twenty-six, he was a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince, Wind, Sand and Stars, Night Flight, Southern Mail, and Airman's Odyssey. In 1944, while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron, he disappeared over the Mediterranean.
This book by the well-known pilot-humanist is (of course) very well written. But personally I would have liked some more "technical" aviation data, e.g. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Naftali Kadmon
A true classic. Saint-Exupery's literary genius coupled with his experiences as a pilot are filled with colorful drama and heart rendering episodes of life in the Sahara. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael S.
The courage and inquisitiveness of those early flyers amazes me. It was dizzying to feel the plane as it was being thrown about in a storm, and I could almost taste the sand as he... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patsy C
Had to have this book for an aviation stories college class. Found it very hard to follow and quite a boring read.Published 3 months ago by Frankie
Author of The Little Prince. Great pilot story of one of the first South American flights across Andies through hurricanePublished 3 months ago by Donita Enright