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.
Reading Antoine Saint-de-Exupery's "Wind, Sand, & Stars" is like drinking a bottle of French wine. Read morePublished 14 days ago by John z fang
I have to start by thanking Donna Tartt because without her frequent mention of it in _The Goldfinch_ I may never have heard of _Wind, Sand and Stars_ or been tempted to read it. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Denny McBride (The Ceaseless Reader)
One of the greatest aviation classics of all time. Amazing these guys survived as long as they did.Published 23 days ago by James J. Denike
This is a classic -- of aviation literature, but also of twentieth-century French culture. It is intensely evocative. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Robert Kapp
Saint X explores not only flying in early days, but dips into discussion areas of cognition which came to light more 30 years later. Truly a visionary individual.Published 1 month ago by TrialAuthor
One of the finest books ever written! One will find reason to be a better person for having read it.Published 3 months ago by M. L. Layton
A classic, not to be missed by anyone interested in aviation history.Published 3 months ago by James H.
Great book all round. Thoughtful, nostalgic, hopeful, complex. The prose is beautiful in spots. It's a classic.Published 3 months ago by Janice H. Bagley
The Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is a beautifully crafted memoir. The prose is so good it is poetic. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael DENNISUK