18.63 Rinker Buck Flight of Passage: A Memoir

ISBN 13 : 9780786883158

Flight of Passage: A Memoir

Note moyenne 4,33
( 993 avis fournis par Goodreads )
 
9780786883158: Flight of Passage: A Memoir

Writer Rinker Buck looks back more than 30 years to a summer when he and his brother, at ages 15 and 17 respectively, became the youngest duo to fly across America, from New Jersey to California. Having grown up in an aviation family, the two boys bought an old Piper Cub, restored it themselves, and set out on the grand journey. Buck is a great storyteller, and once you get airborne with the boys you find yourself absorbed in a story of adventure and family drama. And Flight of Passage is also an affecting look back to the summer of 1966, when the times seemed much less cynical and adventures much more enjoyable.

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

From the Inside Flap :

Every writer keeps a secret, an episode from their past, hidden inside until maturity and their advancing powers conspire to bring it out; and that is certainly what happened with journalist Rinker Buck's Flight of Passage. Part adventure tale, part literary memoir, Flight of Passage is the
story of how two brothers resolved their differences and proved themselves to their father through a mythical odyssey across America.

In 1966, Rinker and Kernahan Buck, 15 and 17, bought a dilapidated Piper Cub for $300, rebuilt it in their barn, and then took off for California, making
headlines across the country as "the youngest aviators ever to fly America coast-to-coast." Buck movingly recreates the pre-Vietnam America of cheap strip motels and dusty landing strips, the perilous crossing of the Rockies and the Arizona deserts in a fragile plane without a radio, narrating a classic tale of the Sixties. But Flight of Passage is also a timeless ode to fathers and sons, evoking the rites of coming of age in a family driven both by demons and big dreams. This BDD Audiobook is read by the author--a man whom critics are already calling "a virtuoso storyteller in a very American vein."

About the Author :

Rinker Buck began his career as a reporter for The Berkshire Eagle in western Massachusetts. He then worked for New York, Life, and Adweek magazines, and his articles and columns have appeared in numerous national magazines and newspapers. Flight of Passage is his first book. He and his wife, Amelia de Neergaard, live with their two daughters in Cornwall, Connecticut.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Buck, Rinker
Edité par Hachette Book Group
ISBN 10 : 0786883154 ISBN 13 : 9780786883158
Neuf(s) Quantité : 5
Vendeur
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hachette Book Group. État : New. Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 0786883154

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 7,20
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 2,95
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

2.

Buck, Rinker
ISBN 10 : 0786883154 ISBN 13 : 9780786883158
Neuf(s) Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre 1998. PAP. État : New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire KB-9780786883158

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 8,14
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,36
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

3.

Rinker Buck
Edité par Hyperion Books, United States (1998)
ISBN 10 : 0786883154 ISBN 13 : 9780786883158
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 1
Vendeur
The Book Depository US
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hyperion Books, United States, 1998. Paperback. État : New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the Summer of 1966, Rinker and Kernahan Buck - two teenaged schoolboys from New Jersey - bought a dilapidated Piper Cub airplane for $300, rebuilt it, and piloted it on a record breaking flight across America - navigating all the way to California without a radio, because they couldn t afford one. Their trip retraced a mythical route flown by their father, Tom Buck, a brash, colorful ex-barnstormer who had lost a leg in a tragic air crash before his sons were born - but who so loved the adventure of flight that he taught his boys to fly before they could drive. The journey west, and the preparations for it, become a figurative and literal process of discovery; as the young men battle thunderstorms and wracking turbulence and encounter Arkansas rednecks, Texas cowboys, and the languid, romantic culture of smalltown cafes, cheap motels, and dusty landing strips of pre-Vietnam America. The brothers have a lot to resolve among themselves, too - as Kern, the meticulous, dedicated visionary; and Rinker, the rebellious second son, must finally come to understand and depend on each other in the complex way that only brothers can. Most of all, Flight of Passage is a timeless story of fathers and sons. These two young men must separate from their difficult, quirky father - literally by putting a country s distance between them - but they do it on their father s terms: in an airplane. As he looks back from the perspective of now being a father himself, Rinker Buck s tale of two young men in search of themselves and their country becomes a book about the eternal enigma of family - of the distance and closeness of generations, of peace lost so that understanding can be gained - and it is exploredwith a storytelling power that is both brave and rare. N° de réf. du libraire ABZ9780786883158

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 12,37
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

4.

Rinker Buck
Edité par Hyperion Books, United States (1998)
ISBN 10 : 0786883154 ISBN 13 : 9780786883158
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 1
Vendeur
The Book Depository
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hyperion Books, United States, 1998. Paperback. État : New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the Summer of 1966, Rinker and Kernahan Buck - two teenaged schoolboys from New Jersey - bought a dilapidated Piper Cub airplane for $300, rebuilt it, and piloted it on a record breaking flight across America - navigating all the way to California without a radio, because they couldn t afford one. Their trip retraced a mythical route flown by their father, Tom Buck, a brash, colorful ex-barnstormer who had lost a leg in a tragic air crash before his sons were born - but who so loved the adventure of flight that he taught his boys to fly before they could drive. The journey west, and the preparations for it, become a figurative and literal process of discovery; as the young men battle thunderstorms and wracking turbulence and encounter Arkansas rednecks, Texas cowboys, and the languid, romantic culture of smalltown cafes, cheap motels, and dusty landing strips of pre-Vietnam America. The brothers have a lot to resolve among themselves, too - as Kern, the meticulous, dedicated visionary; and Rinker, the rebellious second son, must finally come to understand and depend on each other in the complex way that only brothers can. Most of all, Flight of Passage is a timeless story of fathers and sons. These two young men must separate from their difficult, quirky father - literally by putting a country s distance between them - but they do it on their father s terms: in an airplane. As he looks back from the perspective of now being a father himself, Rinker Buck s tale of two young men in search of themselves and their country becomes a book about the eternal enigma of family - of the distance and closeness of generations, of peace lost so that understanding can be gained - and it is exploredwith a storytelling power that is both brave and rare. N° de réf. du libraire ABZ9780786883158

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 13,24
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

5.

Rinker Buck
Edité par Hyperion Books, United States (1998)
ISBN 10 : 0786883154 ISBN 13 : 9780786883158
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
Vendeur
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hyperion Books, United States, 1998. Paperback. État : New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In the Summer of 1966, Rinker and Kernahan Buck - two teenaged schoolboys from New Jersey - bought a dilapidated Piper Cub airplane for $300, rebuilt it, and piloted it on a record breaking flight across America - navigating all the way to California without a radio, because they couldn t afford one. Their trip retraced a mythical route flown by their father, Tom Buck, a brash, colorful ex-barnstormer who had lost a leg in a tragic air crash before his sons were born - but who so loved the adventure of flight that he taught his boys to fly before they could drive. The journey west, and the preparations for it, become a figurative and literal process of discovery; as the young men battle thunderstorms and wracking turbulence and encounter Arkansas rednecks, Texas cowboys, and the languid, romantic culture of smalltown cafes, cheap motels, and dusty landing strips of pre-Vietnam America. The brothers have a lot to resolve among themselves, too - as Kern, the meticulous, dedicated visionary; and Rinker, the rebellious second son, must finally come to understand and depend on each other in the complex way that only brothers can. Most of all, Flight of Passage is a timeless story of fathers and sons. These two young men must separate from their difficult, quirky father - literally by putting a country s distance between them - but they do it on their father s terms: in an airplane. As he looks back from the perspective of now being a father himself, Rinker Buck s tale of two young men in search of themselves and their country becomes a book about the eternal enigma of family - of the distance and closeness of generations, of peace lost so that understanding can be gained - and it is exploredwith a storytelling power that is both brave and rare. N° de réf. du libraire BTE9780786883158

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 13,24
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

6.

Buck, Rinker
Edité par Hyperion
ISBN 10 : 0786883154 ISBN 13 : 9780786883158
Neuf(s) PAPERBACK Quantité : 2
Vendeur
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hyperion. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0786883154 Brand New From The Publisher! Not Marked Up Remainders or Shelf Worn Overstocks!. N° de réf. du libraire OTF-S-9780786883158

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 10,26
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,36
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

7.

Rinker Buck
ISBN 10 : 0786883154 ISBN 13 : 9780786883158
Neuf(s) Quantité : 3
Vendeur
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre État : New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. N° de réf. du libraire 97807868831580000000

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 14,23
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

8.

Rinker Buck
Edité par Hyperion
ISBN 10 : 0786883154 ISBN 13 : 9780786883158
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 1
Vendeur
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hyperion. Paperback. État : New. Paperback. 368 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 5.4in. x 1.0in.Every writer keeps a secret, an episode from their past, hidden inside until maturity and their advancing powers conspire to bring it out; and that is certainly what happened with journalist Rinker Bucks Flight of Passage. Part adventure tale, part literary memoir, Flight of Passage is thestory of how two brothers resolved their differences and proved themselves to their father through a mythical odyssey across America. In 1966, Rinker and Kernahan Buck, 15 and 17, bought a dilapidated Piper Cub for 300, rebuilt it in their barn, and then took off for California, makingheadlines across the country as the youngest aviators ever to fly America coast-to-coast. Buck movingly recreates the pre-Vietnam America of cheap strip motels and dusty landing strips, the perilous crossing of the Rockies and the Arizona deserts in a fragile plane without a radio, narrating a classic tale of the Sixties. But Flight of Passage is also a timeless ode to fathers and sons, evoking the rites of coming of age in a family driven both by demons and big dreams. This BDD Audiobook is read by the author--a man whom critics are already calling a virtuoso storyteller in a very American vein. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. N° de réf. du libraire 9780786883158

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 11,23
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,33
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

9.

Rinker Buck
Edité par Hachette Audio Pa (1998)
ISBN 10 : 0786883154 ISBN 13 : 9780786883158
Neuf(s) Couverture souple Quantité : 1
Vendeur
European-Media-Service Mannheim
(Mannheim, Allemagne)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hachette Audio Pa, 1998. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire TH9780786883158

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 13,09
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 2,99
De Allemagne vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

10.

Rinker Buck
Edité par HYPERION BOOKS (1998)
ISBN 10 : 0786883154 ISBN 13 : 9780786883158
Neuf(s) Trade Paperback Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Powell's Books
(Portland, OR, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre HYPERION BOOKS, 1998. Trade Paperback. État : New. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. BLOCKED. Book: NEW, New. Bookseller Inventory # 01978078688315801. N° de réf. du libraire 01978078688315801

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 14,75
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,78
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

autres exemplaires de ce livre sont disponibles

Afficher tous les résultats pour ce livre