The Unsubstantial Air

The Unsubstantial Air

The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming a pilot and flying in combat over the Western Front, told through the words and voices of the aviators themselves.

A World War II pilot himself, the memoirist and critic Samuel Hynes revives the ad­venturous young men who inspired his own generation to take… (more)

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Intimate and memorable portraits of these idealistic, daredevil young men are contained in a marvelously fluid narrative.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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