Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history.
Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside down and in corkscrews, and was the first to pull his aircraft out of what was a typically fatal tailspin. As Beachey and other aviators took to the skies in death-defying acts in the early twentieth century, these innovative daredevils not only wowed crowds, but also redefined the frontiers of powered flight.
Higher, Steeper, Faster takes readers inside the world of the brave men and women who popularized flying through their deadly stunts and paved the way for modern aviation. With heart-stopping accounts of the action-packed race to conquer the skies, plus photographs and fascinating archival documents, this book will exhilarate readers as they fly through the pages.
*"For those who love history, aviation, or stories of great daring, this is pure pleasure." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
*"Readers will breathlessly follow the race to conquer the sky."
—School Library Connection, starred review
Lawrence Goldstone is the author and co-author of more
than a dozen critically-acclaimed books for adults. Goldstone has
appeared on NPR, PBS, and C-SPAN, and his writing has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. This is his first book for young readers.