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The Man Who Fell From the Sky - The Bizarre Life and Death of '20s Tycoon Alfred Loewenstein

The Man Who Fell From the Sky

The Bizarre Life and Death of '20s Tycoon Alfred Loewenstein

By William Norris
Categories: Biography & Autobiography, Rich & Famous, Historical, True Crime, General
Imprint: CamCat Perspectives
Paperback (Revised edition) : 9780744300789, 320 pages, July 2020
Hardcover (Revised edition) : 9781931540278, 336 pages, April 2021
Ebook (EPUB) (Revised edition) : 9780744300796, 330 pages, July 2020
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744300314, 432 pages, July 2020
Audiobook : 9780744301793, February 2021
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Loved by few and hated by many, when multi-millionaire Alfred Lowenstein fell out of an airplane in the 1920s, no one looked too closely. Until now.


How a multi-millionaire vanished into thin air.

Captain Alfred Loewenstein was known as many things during his glamorous and gaudy life. Companion of the Bath, friend of kings, an aviator and sportsman, a maker and loser of fortunes, and most favorably, a multi-millionaire. That is, until his mysterious death.

On a July evening in 1928, Loewenstein boarded his aircraft with six others to travel from England to Brussels. He never arrived. While flying over the English Channel, Loewenstein fell through an exit door of the airplane on his way to the lavatory.

People were quick to explain his mysterious death. Many said his fall was an accident while others speculated that he jumped from the plane to commit suicide. And of course, there were the more sinister theories claiming that someone pushed him out of the aircraft. But who? And why?

Investigative journalist William Norris develops a theory of how and why this prominent, rich, and famous man died so violently without any explanation or official investigation. Did Loewenstein fall, did he jump, or was he pushed from his own aircraft?

The Man Who Fell From the Sky contains excitement and mystery as Norris researches the business tycoon’s life, death, and aftermath of his demise and comes to a conclusion of how Alfred Loewenstein vanished into thin air.



The Man Who Fell From the Sky is the best piece of investigative journalism I've seen since Watergate. . . Norris is a fine writer, a competent journalist, and a talented investigator. ” —Dr. Bob Rich, The Blue Iris Journal