Flight To Arras

📒Flight To Arras ✍ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

✏Book Title : Flight to Arras
✏Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
✏Publisher : HMH
✏Release Date : 1969-10-22
✏Pages : 168
✏ISBN : 9780547539607
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Flight to Arras Book Summary : The World War II aviator and author of The Little Prince tells his true story of flying a reconnaissance plane during the Battle of France in 1940. When the Germans first invaded France in May of 1940, the French Air Force had a mere fifty reconnaissance crews, twenty-three of which served in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Group II/33. After only a few days, seventeen of the crews in Saint-Exupéry’s unit had already perished. Flight to Arras is the harrowing story of a single mission over the French town of Arras, an endeavor Saint-Exupéry realized the futility of even as he witnessed it unfolding. Filled with tension, emotion, philosophy, and historical detail, and penned by a master storyteller, this extraordinary memoir serves as a record of a little-known chapter of the Second World War, and an unforgettable portrait of the brave souls who fought despite desperate odds.

📒Flight To Arras ✍ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

✏Book Title : Flight to Arras
✏Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
✏Publisher : Penguin Modern Classics
✏Release Date : 2000
✏Pages : 130
✏ISBN : IND:30000078381781
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Flight to Arras Book Summary : This work stresses French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery's humanistic philosophy.

📒Airman S Odyssey ✍ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

✏Book Title : Airman s Odyssey
✏Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
✏Publisher : HMH
✏Release Date : 2012-10-15
✏Pages : 456
✏ISBN : 9780544128088
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Airman s Odyssey Book Summary : Three award-winning works of adventure, survival, and the early days of aviation from the celebrated author of The Little Prince, collected in one volume. Ranging from the northern skies of France to the South American Andes, this volume includes two memoirs and a novel, each informed by the lauded pilot and poet’s experiences as a pioneering aviator during World War II. Wind, Sand and Stars Recounting his early days flying airmail routes across the African Sahara, Saint-Exupéry explores the spiritual, philosophical, and physical wonders of navigating the passes of the Pyrenees, the peaks of the Andes, and the wasteland of the Libyan desert. This memoir, a National Book Award winner that was voted a National Geographic Top Ten Adventure Book of All Time, is “a beautiful book, a brave book, and a book that should be read against the confusion of this world” (The New York Times). Night Flight Overseeing night-mail flights in Buenos Aires, Riviere is a believer in remaining faithful to the mission and has trained his pilots to stave off the fear of death. But when he discovers that one of his planes is lost in a storm after flying out of Patagonia, both his authority and his beliefs will be challenged, in a novel that won France’s Prix Femina Award and was made into a classic film. Flight to Arras Saint-Exupéry’s memoir of a harrowing reconnaissance mission during the Battle of France in 1940—as one of only a handful of pilots who continued to fight in solidarity against the inevitable German invasion—was a recipient of the Grand Prix Littéraire de l’Aéro-Club de France. “Saint-Exupéry . . . blends adventure with reflection in a way few writers have.” —Richard Bach Translated by Lewis Galantière and Stuart Gilbert

📒Airman S Odyssey ✍ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

✏Book Title : Airman s Odyssey
✏Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
✏Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
✏Release Date : 1943
✏Pages : 437
✏ISBN : 0156037335
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Airman s Odyssey Book Summary : This book, which could be called the "essential" guide to Antoine de Saint-Exupery, includes selections that cover his early years in the airmail service through the occupation of France by Germany during World War II. Introduction by Richard Bach.

📒Night Flight ✍ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

✏Book Title : Night Flight
✏Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
✏Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
✏Release Date : 1974-03-20
✏Pages : 96
✏ISBN : 9780547542799
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Night Flight Book Summary : In this gripping novel, Saint-Exupéry tells about the brave men who piloted night mail planes from Patagonia, Chile, and Paraguay to Argentina in the early days of commercial aviation. Preface by André Gide. Translated by Stuart Gilbert.

📒France Under Fire ✍ Nicole Dombrowski Risser

✏Book Title : France Under Fire
✏Author : Nicole Dombrowski Risser
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2012-07-12
✏Pages : 312
✏ISBN : 9781107025325
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏France Under Fire Book Summary : A social, military and political history of the French refugee crisis tracing the impact of government responses upon civilian lives.

✏Book Title : Great Short Stories of the Masters
✏Author : Charles Neider
✏Publisher : Cooper Square Press
✏Release Date : 2002-12-09
✏Pages : 576
✏ISBN : 9781461661016
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Great Short Stories of the Masters Book Summary : Forty-nine short stories, selected for their richness of detail, accurate depictions of human passion, and international scope, fill this collection. The authors include Americans such as Hemingway, Faulkner, Saul Bellow, and Flannery O'Connor, 19th and 20th century Western European giants such as Proust, Sartre, Flaubert, Kafka, Mann, Pirandello, Rilke, and Balzac, Russian icons Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Pushkin, Turgenev, and Chekhov, and Asian writers Rabindranath Tagore and Lu Hsun. While many of the names are recognizable (though some, such as Bunin, Lagerlof, Nexo, and Svevo rank among the lesser-known), Neider has favored gems less familiar to the average reader.

📒The Fall Of France ✍ Julian Jackson

✏Book Title : The Fall of France
✏Author : Julian Jackson
✏Publisher : OUP Oxford
✏Release Date : 2004-04-22
✏Pages : 296
✏ISBN : 9780191622328
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Fall of France Book Summary : On 16 May 1940 an emergency meeting of the French High Command was called at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris. The German army had broken through the French lines on the River Meuse at Sedan and elsewhere, only five days after launching their attack. Churchill, who had been telephoned by Prime Minister Reynaud the previous evening to be told that the French were beaten, rushed to Paris to meet the French leaders. The mood in the meeting was one of panic and despair; there was talk of evacuating Paris. Churchill asked Gamelin, the French Commander in Chief, 'Where is the strategic reserve?' 'There is none,' replied Gamelin. This exciting book by Julian Jackson, a leading historian of twentieth-century France, charts the breathtakingly rapid events that led to the defeat and surrender of one of the greatest bastions of the Western Allies, and thus to a dramatic new phase of the Second World War. The search for scapegoats for the most humiliating military disaster in French history began almost at once: were miscalculations by military leaders to blame, or was this an indictment of an entire nation? Using eyewitness accounts, memoirs, and diaries, Julian Jackson recreates, in gripping detail, the intense atmosphere and dramatic events of these six weeks in 1940, unravelling the historical evidence to produce a fresh answer to the perennial question of whether the fall of France was inevitable.

📒Communities Of Kinship ✍ Carolyn Earle Billingsley

✏Book Title : Communities of Kinship
✏Author : Carolyn Earle Billingsley
✏Publisher : University of Georgia Press
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 215
✏ISBN : 0820325090
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Communities of Kinship Book Summary : Billingsley reminds us that, contrary to the accepted notion of rugged individuals heeding the proverbial call of the open spaces, kindred groups accounted for most of the migration to the South's interior and boundary lands. In addition, she discusses how, for antebellum southerners, the religious affiliation of one's parents was the most powerful predictor of one's own spiritual leanings, with marriage being the strongest motivation to change them. Billingsley also looks at the connections between kinship and economic and political power, offering examples of how Keesee family members facilitated and consolidated their influence and wealth through kin ties.

📒Cockpit ✍ Jerzy Kosinski

✏Book Title : Cockpit
✏Author : Jerzy Kosinski
✏Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
✏Release Date : 2007-12-01
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9780802195784
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Cockpit Book Summary : From the acclaimed author of Being There and The Painted Bird, this “dazzling succession of . . . erotic episodes . . . brilliantly def[ies] the limitations of its form” (The New York Times Book Review). An agent known only as Tarden is a former operative of the mysterious security agency “the Service.” He has erased himself from all dossiers and transcripts. Now a fugitive, he moves across the landscape free of identity, in search of adventure and intrigue. But Tarden is a man of many disguises, and he is alternately avenger and savior, judge and trickster, as he enters the lives of others, forcing them into the arena of his judgement. In Cockpit, Kosinski is at his most startling and powerful, stripping away pretension and illusions of security to reveal the source of real strength within. “Jerzy Kosińki’s work glistens with social observation and psychological apprehension. Not since Conrad has an Eastern European found so profound a voice in the English language.” —Time “A vicious peepshow-parable about a world we reluctantly recognize now and then.” —Kirkus Reviews