Imagen del editor

The Last of the Wallendas

Wallenda, Delilah & DeVincentis-Hayes, Nan

4 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0882821164 / ISBN 13: 9780882821160
Editorial: New Horizon Press, Far Hills, NJ, 1993
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: edconroybooks (Troy, NY, Estados Unidos de America)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 12 de febrero de 1997

Cantidad: 1

Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 66,61 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 0,00 A Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito

Descripción

(full book description) New Horizon Press, Far Hills, NJ, 1993. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=6.5"x9.5", 254pgs(notes). 16 B/W Photos. Clean, tight & bright. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0882821164 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. N° de ref. de la librería CONROY214912I

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: The Last of the Wallendas

Editorial: New Horizon Press, Far Hills, NJ

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: 16 B/W Photos

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Book

Acerca de

Sinopsis:

See the Wallenda's fights, affairs, divorces, bigamy, suicides, and insanity throughout the years.

From Kirkus Reviews:

High-sighing story of the great high-wire artists, told by the granddaughter of legendary trapeze-artist Karl Wallenda and by journalist DeVincentis-Hayes (People, Redbook, etc.). Now that the Wallendas have dwindled down to a precious few, the remaining legally named Wallendas have wrangled with the author about her use of the Wallenda name in her high-wire act--for her mother was Wallenda's child by a woman he married after a Mexican divorce from his first wife, a divorce that the US failed to recognize. ``I walk the wire because it's in my blood,'' she says, and, with several thrilling moments, her story shows just how and why high-wire walking gets into your blood if you're a Wallenda. Leader of the pack was grandfather Karl, who insisted on topping himself with ever more dangerous acts. He seems to have been his own worst enemy, harboring one great dream: to skywalk Niagara Falls. But New York State doesn't allow high-wire acts without a net, so Karl invented the seven-man pyramid, in which six men form a pyramid with a woman sitting in a chair on top--an act so dangerous that no one else on earth dared do it. The Wallendas handled it safely for 16 years until, one day in Detroit, the strain overcame one member, leaving two dead and one paralyzed. But Karl survived and soon was back building the pyramid: Courage is all to the Wallendas. Fate caught up with him in Puerto Rico, however, when a poorly guyed wire and heavy winds toppled him from a skywalk between two tall buildings. The young author, meanwhile, had been taught by Karl and became the first woman skywalker, successfully walking the very wire that killed her grandfather. Circus lore--with suicides, bigamy, insanity and so on--fills in the family history. A strong, if downbeat, read. (Photographs) (First printing of 20,000) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

Established In 1987, we are an INDEPENDENT e-commerce SHOP with the flexibility of focusing on providing a quality product with personal service. With over 100,000 titles in our catalogue we Specialize in Military History, Social and Political Sciences, Marxism, Communism, World War II, Russian Royalty, Biography, Hollywood and First Editions.

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

QUESTIONS, please call us 518.279.9638, Mon-Fri 830am to 4pm ET. We ship 6 days a week, with most orders going out in 24 hours. We accept Checks, Postal Money Orders, PAYPAL, American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover Cards.

Condiciones de envío:

International orders are shipped via AIR and should arrive in 7 to 10 days after shipping. Over sized items (e.g. Sets containing 2 or more volumes, table size, 4to, folios) and high cost items are sometimes subject to additional shipping charges; we will contact you if such is the case.
Orders shipped outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. International shipments may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches the recipient's country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; we have no control over these charges and can't predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for more information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates.

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue