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Willia Langewiesche
William Langewiesche

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William Langewiesche is the author of seven previous books: Cutting for Sign, Sahara Unveiled, Inside the Sky, American Ground, The Outlaw Sea, The Atomic Bazaar, and, most recently, Fly By Wire. He is the international editor for Vanity Fair.

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Aloft

Written by Willia Langewiesche


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.00

More than a decade after the publication of Inside the Sky, Aloft is a completely revised, expanded, and updated edition of this classic text, which is widely regarded as the most lyrical and incisive book on flying.

In these essays, William Langewiesche considers how flying has altered not only how we... Read more >
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Aloft

Written by Willia Langewiesche


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Cutting for Sign

Written by Willia Langewiesche


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 30, 1995
Price: $19.00

The border between the United States and Mexico extends 1,951 miles. Among the people who live along it are a migrant laborer huddled in a makeshift camp, a Chicano cowpuncher, a Pima Indian who makes his living tracking drug smugglers across the desert, and the millions crowded along the border in... Read more >

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Inside the Sky
A Meditation on Flight
Written by Willia Langewiesche


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 1999
Price: $16.00

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Sahara Unveiled
A Journey Across the Desert
Written by Willia Langewiesche


Format: Trade Paperback, 324 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 24, 1997
Price: $16.00

The world's most vast and forbidding desert is revealed in all its cruelty and wonder in this masterpiece of contemporary travel writing by the author of Cutting for Sign. Determined to see the Sahara as its inhabitants do, Langewiesche crossed this enormous desert from Algiers to Dakar, braving its natural and... Read more >
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Sahara Unveiled
A Journey Across the Desert
Written by Willia Langewiesche


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 20, 2011
Price: $13.99

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