Brave Companions - Part 3, Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

David McCullough
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Part 3, Chapter 9 Summary and Analysis

"Long-Distance Vision" pays homage to the brave skilled young men and women who in the mid-1920s pioneer the age of aviation. Six perish trying to cross the Atlantic before Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., lands in Paris on May 21, 1927. They are intensely professional and serious about the craft of flying and their role in history and, most remarkably, are graceful, visionary, and prolific writers. Except for homely Antoine de Saint-Exupyry, they are the beautiful and glamorous Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Beryl Markham, and Nevil Norway, who writes under the name of Nevil Shute. Also included are John Grierson and Amelia Earhart. Differing by nationality and flying abilities, they share a love for the freedom flying gives, for the still unspoiled corners of the Earth, and for fellow pilots. Aviation is a common cause destined to bring humanity closer together and...

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