Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Wind, Sand and Stars (French title:Terre des hommes (Land of Men)) is a memoir by Antoine de Saint Exupéry published in 1939. It was translated from the French by Lewis Galantiere. The pilot and philosopher recounts several episodes from his years flying treacherous mail routes across the Sahara and the Andes. The central incident details the 1935 plane crash he survived in the Libyan Sahara Desert, between Benghazi and Cairo. Saint Exupéry, and his navigator André Prévot, are left almost without water and food, as chances of finding an oasis or help from the air gradually decrease. The book illustrates the author's view of the world and his opinions of what makes life worth living. The charity Terre des hommes was named after this book.

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The 1031st greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time (National Geographic Adventure Magazine)

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