Monthly Archives: February 2012

China’s Wings reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, and other reviews…

Quite a thrill to see China’s Wings well reviewed in the Wall Street Journal (“exciting”; “displaying Mr. Crouch’s talents as a researcher, portraitist and chronicler”; “inhabited by a host of interesting characters”) Also by the Pan Am Historical Foundation (“Diligently … Continue reading

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A nice random find…

Just stumbled across this short, but very generous review of Enduring Patagonia written seven years ago by Charles King. I’d never seen it before. Gotta love his lead quote/motto: “The only thing worse than reading a lousy book is wasting … Continue reading

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More news on my March 3 event at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena

I’m excited to announce that two CNAC veterans are planning to attend my first China’s Wings book event at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena on Saturday, March 3, at 4:00 pm. Both are great guys, genuine Southern California success stories who’ve … Continue reading

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CNAC pilot’s wings

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China’s Wings first reader

China’s Wings first reader, Tom Lambert. Aside from being one of the world’s foremost Reformation scholars, he’s also the technical mastermind behind this website.(And the evil genius behind the website Yosemite Explorer, and many others.) He has patiently answered hundreds … Continue reading

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China’s Wings events in March and April, 2012

I’ve got China’s Wings presentations and book signings scheduled at some of California’s finest bookstores, and in April, I’m presenting and signing at a friend’s wine tasting room in Healdsburg. I’ll be delivering a slide show of excellent period photographs, … Continue reading

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Advance copies in the house!

UPS just left these on the doorstep.

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China’s Wings — recommended further reading

Interested in reading more about the world of China’s Wings? Here are a few suggestions Continue reading

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A literary connection: Wind, Sand and Stars to China’s Wings

This recent reading is the first time I’ve gone through Wind, Sand and Stars without an eye toward its relevance to climbing. I’m happy to report that it’s every bit as excellent, and it was with wonder that I discovered Wind, Sand and Stars direct connection to the work I’ve done with China’s Wings. Here it is… Continue reading

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