July 1 Birthday: Louis Bleriot. THE GLORIOUS FLIGHT: ACROSS THE CHANNEL WITH LOUIS BLERIOT

Louis Bleriot, aviator

July 1, 1872-August 2, 1936


The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909 by Alice and Martin Provensen (Viking Juvenile, 1983)

This Caldecott Medal Winner takes readers on the glorious journey of the man who flew across the English Channel first.

Read more about Bleriot via the PBS.org Chasing the Sun program devoted to aviation innovators.

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