You are here

Back to top

Man on Wire (Paperback)

Man on Wire Cover Image
Email or call for price
Hard to Find


More than a quarter-century before September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was immortalized by an act of unprecedented daring and beauty. In August 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit boldly—and illegally—fixed a rope between the tops of the still-young Twin Towers, a quarter mile off the ground. At daybreak, thousands of spectators gathered to watch in awe and adulation as he traversed the rope a full eight times in the course of an hour. In Man on Wire, Petit recounts the six years he spent preparing for this achievement. It is a fitting tribute to those lost-but-not-forgotten symbols of human aspiration—the Twin Towers.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781602393325
ISBN-10: 160239332X
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: November 17th, 2008
Pages: 256
Language: English