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A dream of wings : Americans and the airplane, 1875-1905

Author: Tom D Crouch
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of a handful of talented American engineers and adventurers who labored to conquer gravity in a flying machine.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom D Crouch
ISBN: 0393322270 9780393322279
OCLC Number: 49044785
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Huffman Prairie, 1994 --
An Engineer Discovers the Airplane --
Experiments in Aerodynamics --
Chanute and Progress in Flying Machines --
A Meeting in Chicago --
Boston: The Third Circle --
S.P. Langley: The Scientist as Engineer --
Lilienthal and the Americans --
Chanute: The Glider Years --
Herring Alone, 1896-1898 --
Two Gentlemen from Dayton --
The Great Aerodrome --
December 1903: The Month of the Flying Machines --
Epilogue: The Old Order Passes, 1905-1948.
Responsibility: Tom D. Crouch.

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"A pleasure... turns the magnifying lens on the clan and cultural roots of two unusual individuals....[Crouch] movingly--even beautifully--unfolds their story."--Washington Post Book World"[A] superb Read more...

 
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