Atlantic Fever

Atlantic Fever

For five weeks—from April 14 to May 21, 1927—the world held its breath while fourteen aviators took to the air to capture the $25,000 prize that Raymond Orteig offered to the first man to cross the Atlantic Ocean without stopping.

Joe Jackson's Atlantic Fever is about this race, a milestone in American history whose story has never been fully told. Delving into the lives of the big-name competitors—the polar explorer Richard Byrd, the French war hero René Fonck,… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 08, 2012)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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