The Flight of the Eagle

By: Sundman, Per Olof; Sandbach, Mary

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Book Condition: Very Good


First American edition. ------- An account of S.A. Andree's ill-fated 1897 attempt to travel to the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon (called the Eagle). The deaths of Andree and his two companions went unexplained for nearly 50 years. Sundman also uses this story as an opportunity to examine society's thirst for adventurous heroes, and the dangerous feats people attempt in pursuit of that status. --------- Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Very good. Jacket lightly rubbed & toned. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall; 383 pp. Maps on endpapers.

Title: The Flight of the Eagle

Author Name: Sundman, Per Olof; Sandbach, Mary

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 011938

Keywords: Andrée, Salomon August; Arctic regions; Discovery and exploration; European; Fiction; General; Literary Criticism; Scandinavian; Sweden,