First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the by Tim Grove

By Tim Grove

A [b][b]2016 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for teenagers Finalist[/b][/b]
In 1924 the U.S. military despatched 8 younger males on a daring try and be the 1st to circumnavigate the globe by way of flight. males from 5 different countries-Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina-had an analogous objective. The race used to be on!

First Flight around the globe documents the intriguing trip of 4 American planes-the Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Seattle-and their crews on a race worldwide. The journey held many demanding situations: severe climate, tough navigation, unexpected cultures, fragile planes, and few airfields. The
global fliers risked their lives for the sake of nationwide pride.

established partly at the magazine of 1 of the staff individuals, First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold, besides remark, newspaper reviews, and archival photographs, First Flight round the World is an enthralling story approximately American ingenuity, gumption, and perseverance.

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And it is also clear that Mill assumes that to act in such a way as to develop a harmonious integration of the powers of human nature or of the human person is commendable. It is not the purpose of these remarks to suggest that in the opinion of the present writer utilitarianism either in its original Benthamite form or in the somewhat incoherent shape that it assumes with J. S. Mill, is the correct moral philosophy. The point is that though in word the utilitarians derive ought-statements from a purely factual, empirical statement, it is perfectly reasonable to argue that they tacitly presuppose other premisses which are not purely factual statements.

This view is, of course, essential to utilitarianism, in some form or other at least. And Mill often speaks in the same way. But he also sees, as Aristotle saw, that the exercise of human activities cannot properly be described as a means to an end, happiness, when the end is taken to be something purely external to these activities. For the exercise of the activities can itself constitute a part of happiness. The enjoyment of good health, for example, and the appreciative hearing of good music are, or can be, constituent elements in happiness, and not simply means to some abstract external end.

In his opinion a democratic constitution is the most likely to encourage that individual self-development on which he lays so much emphasis. Further, it promotes the growth in the individual of a public spirit, of concern with the common good, whereas under a benevolent despotism individuals are likely to concentrate simply on their private interests, leaving care for the common good to a government in which they have no voice or share. It is clear that Mill is not primarily concerned with an external harmonization of interests among atomic human individuals, each of which is supposed to be seeking simply his own pleasure.

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