Friday, September 01, 2006

Six books on pilot pioneers

Midge Gillies recently named six top books on pilot pioneers. Here is half of her list:
Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg
A thrilling biography of the all-American hero whose life was marred by his son’s kidnapping.

West With the Night by Beryl Markham
Lyrical evocation of flying over Africa and alone across the Atlantic.

The Wild Blue Yonder: The Picador Book of Aviation, ed. Graham Coster
A wide-ranging anthology that includes Alcock and Brown’s daredevil Atlantic crossing.
Click here to see the other three titles to make Gillies's list.

Midge Gillies is the author of Amy Johnson: Queen of the Air.

Want to know more about Amy Johnson but aren't really interested in reading Gillies's book? Click here to read John Preston's admiring review of the book.

--Marshal Zeringue