LISTEN! THE WIND by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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Words are inadequate to describe the sheer beauty of this book. Where North To The Orient captivated the public by its charm and simplicity and subtle humor, this will carry to every reader, conviction that Mrs. Lindbergh is one of the most gifted writers of our day, one who observes with scientific accuracy and one who records with unsurpassable sensitivity to overtones, to emotional implications, to ultimate values, in language that is so wholly right that not one word could bear change. This is a log of a flight across the Atlantic from Africa to Brazil, ten days out of the survey of north Atlantic air routes. But that is cold understatement of what the book reveals, for in emotional content the book covers space and time, nature at her best and her worst, the terrors and dangers and discomforts and discouragement as a carefully planned scientific survey faces risk of failure at the hands of freakish winds... Slated for a tremendous sale on the basis of its predecessor, Listen! The Wind should outsell it on its own merits.

Pub Date: Oct. 13th, 1938
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace