Spirit Behind the Spirit cover rsz copyThe Spirit Behind the Spirit of St. Louis by Benjamin C. Barrett (2018)

 

Barrett chronicles Bixby’s life through an impressive collection of family sourced photographs, letters, telegrams, and other artifacts. Organized by decades, each section provides chronological summaries of key activities and events, most of which are explained by the photos and documents that follow... For PAA and Lindbergh fans, The Spirit Behind the Spirit of St. Louis Harold M. Bixby, can be enjoyed through multiple straight-through readings and random five-minute dips;for aviation historians and libraries, however, the book warrants consideration as a unique reference tool: the number of otherwise hard-to-locate primary materials it contains, and the high-quality of its production (thick, semi-gloss paper, tight binding, crisp image reproduction, etc.) justify its purchase.

 

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