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CIA : the Pike report

Author: Otis Pike; United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Intelligence.
Publisher: Nottingham : Spokesman Books for the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the decades following the First World War, when aviation was still a revelation, flight was perceived as a spectacle to delight the eyes and stimulate the imagination. Historian Wohl takes us back to this time, recapturing the achievements of pioneering aviators and exploring flight as a source of cultural inspiration in the United States and Europe. He begins with an account of the impact of Lindbergh's dramatic  Read more...
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United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Intelligence.
CIA.
Nottingham : Spokesman Books for the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, 1977
(OCoLC)644065894
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Otis Pike; United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Intelligence.
ISBN: 0851241727 9780851241722 0851241735 9780851241739
OCLC Number: 3707054
Description: 284 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: the spectacle of flight --
The ambassador of the skies --
Flying and fascism --
A marriage made in heaven --
Knights of the air --
Bombs away! --
A new civilization.
Responsibility: with an introduction by Philip Agee.
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In the decades following the First World War, when aviation was still a revelation, flight was perceived as a spectacle to delight the eyes and stimulate the imagination. Historian Wohl takes us back to this time, recapturing the achievements of pioneering aviators and exploring flight as a source of cultural inspiration in the United States and Europe. He begins with an account of the impact of Lindbergh's dramatic New York-Paris flight, then explains how Mussolini identified his Fascist regime with the modernist cachet of aviation. Wohl shows how the Hollywood motion picture industry--drawing on the talents of such director-flyers as William Wellman and Howard Hawks and the eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes--created the aviation film; how writers such as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry helped foster France's self-image as the "winged nation"; and how the spectacle of flight reached its tragic apotheosis during the bombing campaigns of the Spanish Civil War and World War II.--From publisher description.

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