Wager with the Wind

The Don Sheldon Story

James Greiner; Foreword by James Arness

St. Martin's Griffin

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Don Sheldon has been called 'Alaska's bush pilot among bush pilots', but he was also just one man in a fragile airplane who, in the end, was solely responsible for each mission he flew, be it a high-risk landing to the rescue of others from certain death in the mountains of Alaska or the routine delivery of supplies to a lonely homesteader. Read James Greiner's Wager with the Wind to learn how a hero was born, and also how he made his courageous journey to the unknown skies of dealing with cancer.

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Wager With the Wind
A Step And A HalfThe mountain, 60 miles northwest of where he stood on his dirt airstrip in Talkeetna, always gave him a clue to the approaching weather. On this Christmas day of 1958, he could see from the cloud layers building up around the mountain that a storm was brewing. More than any other man alive, Donald Edward Sheldon knows Mount McKinley--its soul-inspiring beauty and its basic savagery. He understands the lure of the mountain, called "Denali" by the Athabascan Indians, and respects the almost unparalleled mental and physical stamina needed to meet the challenge

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"Don Sheldon is the unchallenged guardian angel of the mountain climber and downed aviator in distress...his story is a rare opportunity for those who place the quest for high adventure above all other worthy endeavors."--L.A. Herald Examiner

"We'll wager this is one book you won't be able to put down!"--Seattle Times

"It's full of hair-raising true stories. I have flown with Don Sheldon. He is one of our super airmen."--Lowell Thomas

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James Greiner; Foreword by James Arness

James Greiner is an author of children's books. Published credits of James Greiner include Rebelde Con Causa/Taking Charge and Wager with the Wind: The Don Sheldon Story.

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Wager with the Wind
The Don Sheldon Story
James Greiner; Foreword by James Arness

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 1982
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312853372
ISBN10: 0312853378
6 x 9 inches, 256 pages, Black-and-white illustrations throughout
$17.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
August 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429997522
ISBN10: 1429997524
256 pages, Black-and-white illustrations throughout
$9.99
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