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Man on Wire

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  • Title: Man on Wire
  • Author: Philippe Petit
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  • Page: 177
  • Format: Kindle Edition

[PDF] Read ✓ Man on Wire : by Philippe Petit, Man on Wire, Philippe Petit, Man on Wire The basis for the motion picture By evoking his youthful passion for the World Trade Center Petit brings the towers awesomeness back to life San Francisco Chronicle More than a quarter century before September the World Trade Center was immortalized by an act of unprecedented daring and beauty In August a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit boldlThe basis for the moti [PDF] Read ✓ Man on Wire : by Philippe Petit - Man on Wire, Man on Wire The basis for the motion picture By evoking his youthful passion for the World Trade Center Petit brings the towers awesomeness back to life San Francisco Chronicle More than a quarter century before

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About "Philippe Petit"

  1. Philippe Petit

    Philippe Petit became famous in August 1974 for his high wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City His walk is known as the artistic crime of the century Petit has performed high wire walks around the world, and a 2008 documentary based on his adventure, Man on Wire, won numerous awards and critical praise.

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  1. The book is written with excessive tension and in a frenetic tempo Does this express the feeling of the high wire artist himself, or is it to increase the suspense of the book The high wire artist himself wrote this book, 27 years, after the feat And what was that feat In August 1974 the twenty four year old Frenchman, Philippe Petit, fixed a tight rope between the Twin Towers in NYC then under construction This was 1353 feet above ground, 110 floors up Just to think of this makes me feel ill Of [...]


  2. Man on Wire by Philippe Petit is the first hand account of Philippe s death defying high wire walk across the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City It is the non fictional story of the years of preparation, practicing his craft and setbacks all leading up to his walk across the sky between the towers, 110 stories up, on a summer morning in 1974 The author, Philippe Petit, used plentiful literary techniques to tell his story from his perspective in vivid detail In particular, Pet [...]


  3. This was a blast to read and very well written I never knew much about this walk, but I did recall the event I had no idea that something like this was far from spontaneous This author is a real project manager Fun to read.


  4. I am fascinated by this man I remember when this happened, but never knew much about Petit himself Truly an amazing individual


  5. Philippe Petit s breathtaking story of Le Coup, better know as his tightrope walk between the Twin Towers, continues to amaze me From the beginning you know Petit is no ordinary person As a young boy he finds his passion in tightrope walking He throws himself into it and sets an amazing goal for himself A goal that would make anyone think he is a madman Petit decided the two tallest buildings in the world are his They were build for one reason, for him to walk from the top of one to the other on [...]


  6. This story is absolutely beautiful The passion with which this man speaks about his art, or accurately his life because the distinction between passion and purpose disappear at this level of commitment, is awe inspiring The story is simultaneously a suspenseful tale and a motivational anecdote The chapters are short and well written, making it an enjoyable read Petit speaks incredibly objectively from his memory and as such at times you ll hate him, at times you ll love him, you ll want to laug [...]


  7. Phillipe Petit is a magician wire walker than writer, yet he has crafted this incredibly fascinating story of his strange and wondrous coup into an entertaining narrative The poetry of his description of the actual walk sharply contrasts with the agony of getting there the logistics involved were mind boggling, time consuming and exhausting When he finally walked, he had been up all night working hard and was terribly dehydrated, yet he performed a feat few on the planet could manage A triumph [...]


  8. A very readable book about an incredible event A lot of personality, logistics, and big dreams made real by an amazing, if occasionally a bit too acerbic, artist I was inspired to read this after seeing the movie in IMax had to close my eyes for a number of the scenes I still have no idea how it s possible for any human being to walk on a wire between the tops of the World Trade Centre, but this book goes a certain way to explaining what motivates Petit to do his walks.


  9. This biography tells the true story of a man named Philippe petit who literally tight roped the twin towers It is a very powerful biography that shows the readers that there are some absolute crazy people in this world that would do anything This man is one of them We learn all about this character and what intrigues him to do these stunts This book isn t like anything I ve read before and it proves that just about anything is possible.


  10. I have always been deeply amazed by Philippe Petit s high wire walk across the twin towers in NY Without much visual record of his achievement, this book provides the incredible backdrop to the story the immense amount of preparation and the absolute confidence in execution.My knees go weak at even the thought of what he did.


  11. Summary Phillippe Petit tight rope walked across the Twin Towers Why I Read This For an articleReview Such a promising story but so poorly done The first 150 pages were incredibly boring The last 100 pages were redeeming, but the book ended with 20 pages to which my only response was, This guy is too French for his own good.


  12. Nail biting well written account of the months long preparation and execution of secretly getting all equipment needed to get a steel cable strung between the two towers of the World Trade Center while it was being constructed Don t miss this fantastic read


  13. Truly amazing story told by the man who did it Petit s excitement is infectious, and his writing is so evocative I literally felt dizzy thinking about him up on the top of the World Trade Center Massively entertaining.


  14. Talk about determination, this is super inspirational for all you crazies out there The author spends alot of time trying to add pizzazz to his writing and I wish he instead spent time describing his mindset as he planned and executed the coup.








  15. I m reading this in conjunction with Let the Great World Spin Philippe Petit was a very interesting person completely driven Excellen read.


  16. I saw the movie first, which is one of my favorites and a MUST SEE The book compliments it nicely with additional detail and photos I love Philippe Petit




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