The history of flying is packed with incredible feats of bravery and endurance, human ingenuity and recklessness, mystery, romance and tragedy. From the first hot air balloons of the 18th century to the supersonic jet flights of today, magnificent men (and women) have taken their incredible flying machines ever higher, further and faster. This collection of wonderfully engaging tales of madness, bravery, inventiveness, disaster and triumph will take every aviation enthusiast on a whirlwind ride.
John Harding is the author of many books, including several sporting histories. He has also worked on various TV and radio programmes and continues to contribute articles to a variety of publications as well as regular on-line pieces for the Professional Footballer's Association web-site, GiveMeFootball. He also teaches Creative Writing for Birkbeck College. He lives in London.