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Hotson, Fred W.

Toronto, Canav Books. 1988. 224pp, cloth. $22.95, ISBN 0-921022-02-6. CIP

Grades 9 and up
Reviewed by Alfred L.F. Greenwood

Volume 17 Number 1
1989 January

At long last, recognition for the adventurers who first flew non-stop across the North Atlantic from east to west. Their aircraft was the German Junkers monoplane Bremen and they landed (crash-landed?) on Greenly Island between Labrador and the northern tip of Newfoundland—a long, long way from their destination. New York City. But they reached the continent of North America.

Bremen is a book worth waiting for. Fred Hotson has done a bang-up Job. He has spent fifty years or more in aviation and is author of The De Havilland Canada Story (Canav, 1983). Exhaustive research has resulted in a volume replete with photos, maps, diagrams. Index and an erudite discussion of early blind flying. This book deserves a place in the world history of pioneer aviation.

Alfred L.F. Greenwood, Victoria, B.C.
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