Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ceremony in China commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Hump

A ceremony was held yesterday in Kunming, China, to honor the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Hump airlift. British, American, and Chinese dignitaries attended the event, and an article about the ceremony written by Patrick Scally appeared in … Continue reading

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Rudy Maxa, The Savvy Traveler, and China’s Wings

This morning, Rudy Maxa, aka “The Savvy Traveler,” posted a nice review of China’s Wings in the “Travel Minute” section of his website in which he calls China’s Wings “a riveting book.” I did a short radio interview with him … Continue reading

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China’s Wings events in Sacramento and Davis, Sunday, March 25

I’ll be giving my China’s Wings slide show, speaking, and signing books at The Avid Reader bookstores in Sacramento and Davis this coming Sunday, March 25. At The Avid Reader at the Tower in Sacramento, at 1600 Broadway, at 2 … Continue reading

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Photos from Bookshop West Portal event

                         

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Today, the 81st Anniversary of Bond’s arrival in China

Today, Saint Patrick’s Day, is the 81st anniversary of William Langhorne Bond’s arrival in China, in 1931. It has been a thrilling week for China’s Wings. I did two incredibly successful events at two top-shelf bookstores: Bookshop West Portal in … Continue reading

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China’s Wings and The Atlantic

Last night’s China’s Wings event at Bookshop West Portal in SF was a major success — we sold out the store. Thanks to all the friends and CNAC people who attended, and especially to Moon Chin. I am so honored … Continue reading

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China’s Wings live radio interview with Rudy Maxa, “The Savvy Traveler”

I did a live radio interview with Rudy Maxa’s radio show early on the morning of March 3. He was a lively, well-informed interviewer, and although I was sweating blood to be on live with only a single cup of … Continue reading

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CNAC luggage labels and an airline poster

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Kiwi climbing hero Athol Whimp

Athol’s great partner Andrew Lindblade emailed this picture to me this morning. Andy took it in February 1999, in Venice, California, when he and Ath had an LAX layover on their way back to Australia from France, where they’d been … Continue reading

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China’s Wings piece at Rock & Ice

Alison Osius at Rock & Ice magazine wrote a brief article about how a lead that Charlie Fowler provided me in 2002 led to me discovering the story of William Langhorne Bond and the China National Aviation Corporation.

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