Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
Sonic Wind by Craig Ryan

Sonic Wind

Best Seller
Sonic Wind by Craig Ryan
Audiobook Download
Jan 24, 2017 | ISBN 9781524776497 | 938 Minutes

Available from:

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Product Details

Praise

A beautifully presented and admiring portrait of Stapp…. Mr. Ryan demonstrates a gift for making the complex science of Stapp’s experiments understandable, and he is equally skilled at capturing the spirit of his subject.—Patrick Cooke, Wall Street Journal

Compelling and compulsively readable…a curious but charming tale, the story of a man who courted danger—and death—in the ultimate pursuit of safety. Sonic Wind is an engrossing read, and Ryan brings his unlikely hero to life, deftly describing Stapp’s missionary zeal—inherited, presumably, from his parents—for safety. —Emily Anthes, Washington Post

A fine, groundbreaking biography of one of aeromedical sciences’ more legendary figures.—John Carver Edwards, Library Journal, Starred review

[The] remarkable, almost-forgotten story of an aerospace pioneer. …Ryan’s full-length biography uncovers the private man, Stapp’s offbeat sense of humor, his awkward love life, his passion for classical music, and his friendships with daring test pilots Chuck Yeager and Joe Kittinger, fellow trailblazers whose fame has persisted. A consistently fine appreciation of the medical maverick who, as much as any other, helped make the Space Age possible.—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Remarkable…[an] intriguing book about this unusual and mostly intriguing man.—Michael Merschel, Dallas Morning News

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates from Craig Ryan
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top