Friday, April 18, 2008

Adventures in Flying by local author Jack Elliott

Local author Jack Elliott, former aviation columnist for the Star Ledger, has written Adventures in Flying (2006) (BHPL call #629.133 ELL)
Walter Boyne, former director of the National Air and Space Museum writes:

'Only a great pilot and a great writer with an intimate knowledge of the personalities and the events of American aviation could create such a superb book as Adventures in Flying. Jack Elliott takes you from the earliest days of flight through the most thrilling eras, always with style, grace and good humor. Every flyer needs to have this on the bookshelf and if you know people you would like to see get into flying, give them this book--it will convince them. '

Mr. Elliott, a pilot himself, has included stories of aviation heroism, history, and public service from the Wright brothers to modern day aviation. All modes of flight from balloons to gliders to blimps and sky divers are covered. Pilots and adventure lovers will enjoy this book; also recommended for young adults with an interest in aviation.

Mr. Elliott will be appearing at Union County College on April 24 at 7:00 PM. Click here for details.
see for details on this book or come in to the Berkeley Heights Public Library to check it out.

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