Falling Upwards: An Interview with Richard Holmes
Richard Holmes speaks about the highs and lows of ballooning in his latest book.
In his new book, Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air, Richard Holmes approaches the history of ballooning as a biographer would—focusing on the balloonists themselves. He uncovers stories of the personalities drawn to ballooning: the exhibitionists, the scientists, and the escapists.
I sat down with him during his recent visit to CHF and learned about the human stories he uncovered during his research for the book.