The Resource The unsubstantial air : American fliers in the First World War, Samuel Hynes, (electronic resource e-audio)

The unsubstantial air : American fliers in the First World War, Samuel Hynes, (electronic resource e-audio)

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The unsubstantial air : American fliers in the First World War
Title
The unsubstantial air
Title remainder
American fliers in the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Hynes
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Language
eng
Summary
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 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 to the sky. The volunteer fliers were often privileged-the sorts of college athletes and Ivy League students who might appear in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Hynes follows them from the flying clubs of Harvard, Princeton, and Yale to training grounds in Europe and on to the front, where they learned how to fight a war in the air.By drawing on letters sent home, diaries kept, and memoirs published in the years that followed, Hynes brings to life the emotions, anxieties, and triumphs of the young pilots. They gasp in wonder at the world seen from a plane, struggle to keep their hands from freezing in open air cockpits, party with actresses and aristocrats, rest at Voltaire's castle, and search for their friends' bodies on the battlefield. Their romantic war becomes more than that-a harsh but often thrilling reality
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1924-
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Hynes, Samuel
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other
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Read by Sean Runnette
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  • Runnette, Sean
  • hoopla digital
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Fighter pilots
  • Fighter pilots
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
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Label
The unsubstantial air : American fliers in the First World War, Samuel Hynes, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11248974
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 21 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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11248974
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MWT11248974
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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Label
The unsubstantial air : American fliers in the First World War, Samuel Hynes, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11248974
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 21 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11248974
Publisher number
MWT11248974
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(MWT)MWT11248974
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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