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Slacks and Calluses

Slacks and Calluses

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Written by Constance BowmanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Constance Bowman
Illustrated by Clara Marie AllenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Clara Marie Allen

  • Format: eBook, 200 pages
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
  • On Sale: January 11, 2012
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-58834-371-0 (1-58834-371-5)
Also available as a trade paperback.

There they were the big bombers! But they weren't so big as we had thought they would be. We had been told the statistics: over 320 miles an hour, 34,330 pounds when empty, 110 feet in wing span, 66 feet in length, 18 feet in height; and I explained to C.M. that 34,300 pounds was about what 172 football players would weigh and that 66 feet was the equivalent of a whole football team laid end to end. These facts had impressed her, as things laid end to end always do; but even then she had said that they seemed a Little Small for a big bomber.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Excerpted from Slacks and Calluses by Constance Bowman Copyright © 2004 by Constance Bowman. Excerpted by permission of Smithsonian Books, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.