MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Powerful and enthralling, "The Lonely Sky" (published by iUniverse) shares the story of Bill Bridgeman, who daily entered that lonely region beyond the speed of sound. A narrative of needle-nosed rocket-powered ships flying at blistering speeds, it's also the moving testament of a man risking his life to push back the frontiers of scientific knowledge that is sure to be enjoyed by aviation enthusiasts and young people with dreams of conquest and pioneering adventures.
The original version of this reprint edition of the highly successful book drew amazing reviews from across the country, including:
"The excitement is magnificently conveyed...one reads with breathless attention..." -- Orville Prescott of the New York Times
"The drama, color and sheer readability of an exciting novel" -- Henry Ladd Smith of the Los Angeles Times
"One of the year's most fascinating adventure stories" -- TIME Magazine
"The most vivid account on test-piloting ever written" -- D.S. Dodson of the Saturday Review Literature
"This is one of the finest books on test flying the reviewer has seen" -- B.K. Thorne of the New York Times
"A philosophical and curiously prophetic book" -- Joseph Henry Jackson of the San Francisco Chronicle
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
The co-author of "The Lonely Sky," Jacqueline Hazard Bridgeman, who married the pilot after their book was published, lives in Malibu, California. She is an experienced reporter and although she had never flown, she had an extraordinary penchant for describing the technical aspects, and the sensations, of test flights in smooth, compelling prose. She is the editor of "Huxley and God," a book of essays published by HarperCollins. Until recently, she was the president of Malibu Stage Co., a renowned 99-seat theatre, established with Charles Marowitz 19 years ago.
After the war, Bridgeman left the Navy a restless man. Seeking action, he joined Douglas Aircraft as an engineering test pilot. Soon he was asked to take over the final stages of the Skyrocket testing program. The Skyrocket, a javelin-shaped experimental rocket-powered ship, was a challenge to Bridgeman. The story of his day-by-day life with the plane is the substance of "The Lonely Sky." Bill Bridgeman died in an airplane accident in 1968.
"The Lonely Sky"
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