Sagittarius Rising

Cecil Lewis

Sent to France with the Royal Flying Corps at just seventeen, and later a member of the famous 56 Squadron, Cecil Lewis was an illustrious and passionate fighter pilot of the First World War. In this vivid and spirited account the author evocatively sets his love of the skies and flying against his bitter experience of the horrors of war.
Date Published :
September 2009
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848325197
Pages : 344
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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In stock
$29.99

Overview
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‘Classic . . . the definitive account of aerial combat – full of passion and poetry’ – Max Arthur, Independent ‘Magical evocation of the lonely battle fought in the clouds’ – The Daily Telegraph ‘This is a book everyone should read. It is the autobiography of an ace, and no common ace either. The boy had all the noble tastes and qualities, love of beauty, soaring imagination, a brilliant endowment of good looks . . . this prince of pilots . . . had a charmed life in every sense of the word’ – George Bernard Shaw

Sent to France with the Royal Flying Corps at just seventeen, and later a member of the famous 56 Squadron, Cecil Lewis was an illustrious and passionate fighter pilot of the First World War, described by Bernard Shaw in 1935 as 'a thinker, a master of words, and a bit of a poet'.

In this vivid and spirited account the author evocatively sets his love of the skies and flying against his bitter experience of the horrors of war, as we follow his progress from France and the battlefields of the Somme, to his pioneering defense of London against deadly night time raids.

REVIEWS
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"…brings to life the illustrious career of a passionate fighter pilot…engaging and spirited account…beautifully written and by turns horrifying, moving and exhilarating, this is a stirring tribute to the remarkable young men who risked their lives daily in the golden age of aerial combat."

- Lone Star Book Review

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