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Locomotive to aeromotive : Octave Chanute and the transportation revolution

Author: Simine Short
Publisher: Urbana ; Chicago ; Springfield : University of Illinois Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biography
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Short, Simine, 1944-
Locomotive to aeromotive.
Urbana ; Chicago ; Springfield : University of Illinois Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010051966
Named Person: Octave Chanute; Octave Chanute; Octave Chanute
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simine Short
ISBN: 9780252093326 0252093321 1283168839 9781283168830
OCLC Number: 785781240
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 341 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Foreword: Octave Chanute and “The Course of Human Progress� Tom D. Crouch""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. The Formative Years""; ""2. The University of Experience""; ""3. Opening the West""; ""4. At the Top""; ""5. Self Realization""; ""6. A New Industry""; ""7. From the Locomotive to the Aeromotive ""; ""8. Encouraging Progress in Flying Machines""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""; ""back cover""
Other Titles: Octave Chanute and the transportation revolution
Responsibility: Simine Short ; foreword by Tom D. Crouch.

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