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The Lost Pilots


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A gripping, untold saga of love, betrayal and scandal at the height of the Roaring Twenties.

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Corey Mead is an Associate Professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York. He is the author of Angelic Music: The Story of Benjamin Franklin's Glass Armonica and War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict. His work has appeared in Time, Salon, The Daily Beast, and numerous literary journals. He lives in New York.


[A] rollicking true story of open-air flying, sexual passion and unnatural death in the early age of aviation - a tale that brings a fresh meaning to the term "airport thriller". * The Times *
In The Lost Pilots, Corey Mead spins an electric tale about two ambitious lovers who risked everything for fame, only to be brought low by a toxic mix of jealousy and despair. Meticulously researched and told with wondrous flair, this story will work its magic on you as it conjures the era when only the most audacious souls could rule the skies. -- Brendan I. Koerner, author of The Skies Belong to Us and Now the Hell Will Start
The Lost Pilots is a rich, vivid recreation of a lost era-when flying was new and the frontiers were fresh, but humans were the passionate, irrational creatures we've always been. It is Mead's great achievement that he tells a story in which the tapestry of the time and the doings in the courtroom are equal parts of his narrative whole. The Lost Pilots is irresistible. -- Jeffrey Kluger, New York Times bestselling author of Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

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