Released on 02 March 2007.

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Burning the Days

4.06 based on 556 ratings & 58 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

‘The true chronicler of my life, a tall, soft-looking man with watery eyes, came up to me at the gathering and said, as if he had been waiting a long time to tell me, that he knew everything. I had never seen him before.’

This is the brilliant memoir of a man who starts out in Manhattan and comes of age in the skies over Korea, before emerging as one of America’s finest authors in the New York of the 1960s.

Burning the Days showcases Salter’s uniquely beautiful style with some of the most evocative pages about flying ever written, together with portraits of the actors, directors and authors who later influenced him. It is an unforgettable book about passion, ambition and what it means to live and to write.

In the media

An extraordinarily gifted composer of prose . . . [a] teller of memorable stories. . . . It isn't often that a writer of superlative skills knows enough about flying to write well about it; Saint-Exupérywas one; Salter is another
New York Times Book Review
If you were to mark every section worth remembering you'd end up with folded corners on every page, scrawls in every paragraph
GQ
[His] account of air combat in Korea . . . stands as a masterpiece of battle writing in this century . . . His prose is in flight
Los Angeles Times Book Review