NEW YORK TO NOME: The First International Cross-Country Flight by Marian T. Place

NEW YORK TO NOME: The First International Cross-Country Flight

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Flashing ""a grin as broad as a slice of watermelon,"" Captain Streett and his intrepid aviators (""the smooth roar of the motors was music to their ears"") blaze a cliche-ridden trail from New York to Nome. The journey is highlighted by frequent stops to greet pretty girls on the runway, attend banquets and otherwise receive tributes from an admiring public; readers must accept this as evidence of the flight's epic-making importance since there's little effort made to involve them first hand -- almost no background on Captain Streett, or on the planning of the flight or on its role in the development of aviation. There's not even a map with which to follow the route, and, in any case, the execrable writing is enough to discourage anyone from caring whether the pilots will be able to ""span the 4,500 mile expanse.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1972
Publisher: Macmillan