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The Flyers

by Allan Drummond

One Potato Review

The beginnings of flight, from Wilbur and Orville through the wild imaginations that might have been following right behind them that day on the beach in 1903. Complete with a nice little history on the final pages, billowing around a boy and his tail-spinning kite. The eye-opener here is there’s not a whole lot to document after Neil Armstrong in 1969, indeed the plane that is pictured in 1958 when “Jet travel becomes the most popular way to travel in the world” looks depressingly like the ones we’re still riding today. Like Drummond’s Tin Lizzie, about the past - and checkered present - of the automobile, this story is partly a reminder of all of the stuff that doesn’t get done when we forget to think big.

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