About this book
A poetic evocation of the French writer's experiences flying mail routes across the Sahara and the Andes in the 1920s and 1930s. Published alongside a second memoir, "Flight To Arras".
In 1926, de Saint-Exupery began flying for the airline Latecoere - later known as Aeropostale - opening up the first mail routes across the Sahara and the Andes. This autobiographical narrative combines encounters with nomadic Arabs and other adventures. It includes the story of his crash in the Libyan Desert in 1936, and his miraculous survival.