Race to Hawaii

Author Talk and Book Signing with Jason Ryan
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Author Jason Ryan reads from his recently published nonfiction book Race to Hawaii. Ryan chronicles the epic 1927 Dole Air Race from California to Hawaii which pushed the limits of early aviation.

Learn how Navy, Army and civilian aviators sought to trump Charles Lindbergh and conquer the massive Pacific, all while battling mechanical failures, navigational errors, poor weather and plain bad luck. A large cash prize supplied by Hawaii’s “Pineapple King,” James Dole, awaited the bold aviators in Hawaii, but only if they actually reached the islands after 26 hours of dangerous, non-stop flying over the world’s largest ocean.

Books will be available for purchase, and the author will be available for signings. Program sponsored by the San Francisco History Center.

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