THE FIRESIDE BOOK OF FLYING STORIES by Paul- Ed Jensen

THE FIRESIDE BOOK OF FLYING STORIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Primarily non-fiction, though a few short stories- and one novelette (The Flying Yorkshireman) may result in classification both ways. Once again, in reading and rereading the material which goes to make up this collection, this reader is convinced that the subject of flying inspires every writer to write better than on any other subject. This goes for straight reporting, for essays, for personal experience, for philosophical writing. Witness some of the writers here represented,- Saint Exupery, Anne Lindbergh, Langeweische. There's some good humorous writing, in addition to The Flying Yorkshireman. Guy Gilpatric, specifically. There's top ranking reporting, as in Ira Wolfert and James Michener's pieces. There's some reporting with good narrative value, as in the stories by Rupert Sargent Holland. Other names, not associated with flying, indicate that the subject can inspire even those not on the inside, John Dos Passos, James Thurber, William Faulkner. An excellent anthology for the air-minded.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster