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The Man With His Head in the Clouds: James Sadler, The First Englishman to Fly

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by Richard O. Smith
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The Man With His Head in the Clouds: James Sadler, The First Englishman to Fly by Richard O. Smith

Hilarious, enlightening and inspiring The Man with His Head in the Clouds is anything but ordinary. Smith has artfully created a category-defying juxtaposition of historical biography and autobiographical recovery story. . . fun and accessible.' --The Psychologist 'All human life is here, served up with a light touch and keen sense of the ridiculous.' --Dr Lucy Worsley 'Pure pleasure... A brilliant blend of biography and self-help, and a bold book about ballooning, The Man with His Head in the Clouds is nothing less than a trip.' --Frances Wilson This is the story of how an uneducated Oxford pastry cook became the first Englishman to fly, in a self-built balloon powered by primitive, and potentially lethal, hydrogen. Despite taking off in force 8 gales, crashing into hills and plopping into the Irish Sea, James Sadler became a rare pioneering aeronaut to survive such perilous ascents. Good luck was not hereditary; his son's balloon fatally collided with a chimney...

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Pages: 323
Size: 3.4 MB
Publisher: Signal Books
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781909930339 (DRM-EPUB)
9781909930346 (DRM-PDF)

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