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ISBN:
0060101822
Author:
Richard Bach
Category:
Transportation
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harper & Row; First Edition edition (1972)
Pages:
178 pages
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1249 kb
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1851 kb
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1975 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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Yes, Richard Bach wrote "Stranger to the Ground" and "Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Bach also brings his unique insight to the subject, getting us to see things through new eyes

Yes, Richard Bach wrote "Stranger to the Ground" and "Jonathan Livingston Seagull. But the two books are almost from different authors. Stranger to the Ground" describes Bach's experiences as an Air National Guard pilot flying F-84s during the Berlin crisis in the 1960s. It was written several years before "Jonathan" and is less mystical and more (dare I say it) grounded than Bach's later work. It is also one of the best "airplane books" ever written. Bach also brings his unique insight to the subject, getting us to see things through new eyes. If you like airplanes, if you like Bach, if you like a good tale, if you like inspiring reading - read this book.

Stranger to the Ground" describes Bach's experiences as an Air National Guard pilot flying F-84s during the Berlin crisis in the 1960s.

As a pilot with time in current fighters, I was stunned by the clarity and power of his depictions of flight.

Stranger to the Ground book. But as Richard Bach, flying a lone jet across Europe, reaches for the eternal, he must also confront the fear and danger that shadow the unknown

Stranger to the Ground book. But as Richard Bach, flying a lone jet across Europe, reaches for the eternal, he must also confront the fear and danger that shadow the unknown. Compellingly beautiful and masterfully told.

Richard Bach's first book, the autobiographical Stranger to the Ground (1963) described the deployment to France of his Air National Guard unit, and was received favorably, for example, by Edmund Fuller in the Wall Street Journal

Richard Bach's first book, the autobiographical Stranger to the Ground (1963) described the deployment to France of his Air National Guard unit, and was received favorably, for example, by Edmund Fuller in the Wall Street Journal. In 1970, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a story about a seagull who flew for the love of flying rather than merely to catch food, was released by Macmillan Publishers after the manuscript was turned down by several others. It had first been published in Soaring, the magazine of the Soaring Society of America

Stranger To The Ground Bach Richard Random House (USA) . This book can be interpreted as an entertaining story about miracles, or as a quizzical look at the way many of us could live.

Описание: Fifty years ago Richard Bach promised to come back through time and teach himself everything he had learned from living. In this encounter with his 9 year-old self he tries to explain the things that really matter. He finds his teachings do not go as planned.

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But as Richard Bach, flying a lone jet across Europe, reaches for the eternal, he must also confront the fear and danger that .

But as Richard Bach, flying a lone jet across Europe, reaches for the eternal, he must also confront the fear and danger that shadow the unknown. Bach's first (I think) book: His recounting of what it was like to fly jet fighters for the U. S. Air Force in Europe at the height of the Cold War. The prose isn't as polished and lyrical as it would.

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"Compellingly beautiful and masterfully told."--The New York Times Book Review. "A classic of the character of a man whose great compulsion to measure himself against storm and night and fear."--Gill Rob Wilson.
  • Questanthr
I thoroughly enjoyed "Stranger to the Ground" though I had never piloted an aircraft before reading it. In fact, this book and his
"A Gift of Wings" inspired me to become a private pilot years later. It's a bit dated (who alive has even seen an F-84 or knows what it looked like except hard core airplane buffs?), but as Bach notes, all pilots share a common bond, and an F-22 or F-35 pilot will readily appreciate his contemplations as Bach pilots his jet to Europe in bad weather.

I once saw a TV documentary about modern aircraft carrier pilots; one pilot referred to "Stranger to the Ground" as if everyone, including the interviewer was familiar with the book. I would not be surprised if "Stranger to the Ground" was, officially or unofficially required reading, by all fighter pilots.
  • nailer
I first bought this book decades ago and recently purchased another as a gift to my adult son. True, this book is about flight and a man alone with his airplane on a night flight, but the story is really about relationships and trust. This is no macho book on fighter jets, but a man's reflection on many aspects of life as he flies through the night. He expresses amazing talent at bringing the plane to life, almost a living thing. As the flight progresses, the reader feels a part of the flight, a part of the pilot's life.

As the pilot shares experiences and feelings, readers will identify with their own feelings and experiences. This book is not a one-read book, but an experience to be relived periodically. Truely, a marvelous writing. Although always quicksand to compare books, I see similarities with "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", another book that is not about the title, but about deeper meanings.
  • Tisicai
Richard Bach's first book came to my attention when it was reviewed in the WALL STREET JOURNAL at first publication. I re-read it often. As a pilot with time in current fighters, I was stunned by the clarity and power of his depictions of flight. But one need not be a pilot to enjoy this work because it always remains 'grounded' (in the sense of structure and ideas, not literally).
STRANGER got me for a core reason not often discussed with respect to flying; the book meets this criterion resoundingly: it is totally honest. Why does this matter? Because flying, especially complex modern airplanes (the F-84F is not an easy airplane), is fundamentally an honest trade. Make a mistake or be unlucky and you may die suddenly.
  • Majin
"Old friend"..."dog-eared highlighted copy" All these phrases contained in the above reviews struck a chord with me. I first encountered this wonderful book as a aviation obsessed youngster and still reread it. My first, worn copy occupies a position of honor on my bookshelf.
Here's to you, Don Slack.
  • Lavivan
Very good story, based on the author's time as an F-84 Fighter-bomber pilot in Europe. Highly recommended - really puts you in the cockpit.
  • Banal
As a line driver myself, Bach has perfectly summarized the life of a Reserve Air Guard pilot. It also summarizes the magic of flying, and it's beauty. It also tackles themes of life, flight, decisions, and philosophy excellently. Additionally, it shows just how dangerous that era of flight/Cold War was. The F-84 was truly a bad bird for both the air and ground crews. Only an exceptional, and lucky pilot could have survived this seemingly simple night courier mission. One of the classics of aviation writing. Should be required reading for anyone who considers a military aviation career.
  • Vudogal
Yes, Richard Bach wrote "Stranger to the Ground" and "Jonathan Livingston Seagull." But the two books are almost from different authors. "Stranger to the Ground" describes Bach's experiences as an Air National Guard pilot flying F-84s during the Berlin crisis in the 1960s. It was written several years before "Jonathan" and is less mystical and more (dare I say it) grounded than Bach's later work. It is also one of the best "airplane books" ever written. I read the book in junior high school and it was a major factor in my joining the Air Force. I spent 25 years flying jet fighters and I like this book even more now than I did 45 years ago. The descriptions of flying and Air Force life ring true in a way few other "airplane books" manage. Bach also brings his unique insight to the subject, getting us to see things through new eyes. If you like airplanes, if you like Bach, if you like a good tale, if you like inspiring reading - read this book.
Stranger to the Ground is a Classic flying story in which you ride along with an Air National Guard Pilot as he makes a non-combat flight across France during the Berlin Airlift. During the flight the pilot's memories of his pilot training and past experience are shared. You'll feel the condensation on the inside of his oxygen mask and feel the erratic vibrations as you fly with him, As you make your final approach with him you'll be straining with him to get a glimpse of the approach lights.