"In 1926, de Saint-Exupery began flying for the pioneering airline
Latecoere - later known as Aeropostale - opening up the first mail
routes across the Sahara and the Andes. ""Wind, Sand and Stars"" is
drawn from this experience. Interweaving encounters with nomadic
Arabs and other adventures into a richly textured autobiographical
narrative which includes the extraordinary story of his crash in
the Libyan Desert in 1936, and his miraculous survival.
'Self-discovery comes when a man measures himself against an
obstacle', writes Saint-Exupery. In this book, he explores the
transcendent perceptions that arise when life is tested to its
limits. Both a gripping tale of adventure and a poetic meditation."