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- Description'When an aircraft disappears completely there is usually evidence as to exactly what happened. This time, we have at least certain pointers as to the possible causes of the accident ...' This gripping vel tells of the events leading up to a major air disaster, the disappearance over the Atlantic of a great airliner. It reveals the conflicting pressures that build up in a big commercial airline--and two strongly related love affairs that contribute their share of responsibility for the final tragedy ...
- Author BiographyArthur David Beaty was a former RAF pilot, novelist and non-fiction writer whose books about flying earned him a worldwide reputation. Born in Ceylon, Beaty was educated at Kingswood, Bath and Merton College, Oxford, where he edited The Cherwell with Iris Murdoch. He became an RAF pilot during WWII, where he excelled, but gave up a life in the Air Force to write full-time. However, his experiences informed his many novels, thrillers originally written under the pseudonym Paul Stanton. In 1960, Cone of Silence was made into a film starring Peter Cushing and George Sanders, and Alfred Hitchcock bought the rights to Village of Stars, although the film was never made. In the late 1960's Beaty turned his hand to writing non-fiction: his book about safety and aviation The Human Factor in Aircraft Accidents, caused wide controversy on its publication in 1969, but was later accepted and remains very influential.
- Author(s)David Beaty
- PublisherPan Macmillan
- Date of Publication20/06/2013
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMacmillan Bello
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight458 g
- Width153 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Interest Age16
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