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Richard Bach



Richard Bach is an American author and a former USAF fighter pilot, Air Force captain, and latter-day barnstorming pilot. Bach is known for his 1970s bestsellers, Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah. A writer of both fiction and nonfiction flight-related books, Bach utilizes real-life events in his semi-autobiographical works to impart philosophical wisdom regarding humans’ physical limitations.

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Running from Safety: An Adventure of the Spirit

A half-mile up, suspended by nylon wings and the promise of good lift, life hangs on a pledge. Richard Bach made that pledge, fifty years before, to return to the frightened child he used to be and teach him everything he had learned from living.

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Biplane

Finding ourselves is like flying an ancient biplane coast to coast: there are storms ahead, but once we've started, it's too late to turn back. To discover that time is not a straight line aimed toward infinity, Richard Bach undertook a magnificent journey.

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Experience Jonathan Livingston Seagull’s timeless and inspirational message like never before in the new complete edition of this philosophical classic, perfect for readers of all ages—now with a fourth part of Jonathan’s journey, as well as last words from author Richard Bach.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

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Richard Bach: Adventure of the Spirit (Excerpt) — A Thinking Allowed DVD W/ Jeffrey Mishlove

Author Richard Bach describes the relationship between fact and fiction in his imaginative autobiographical books. He describes his own internal process of integrating the memories of his childhood.

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Stranger to the Ground

A man alone in the sky has a chance to touch the stars. But as Richard Bach, flying a lone jet across Europe, reaches for the eternal, he must also confront the fear and danger that shadow the unknown.

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There’s No Such Place as Far Away

When she was about to turn five, a little girl named Rae Hansen invited Richard Bach to her birthday party. Though deserts, storms, mountains, and a thousand miles separated them, Rae was confident that her friend would appear.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageYour conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.

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Richard Bach Interview

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One: A Novel

I gave my life to become the person I am right now.

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