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Unlocking the sky : Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the race to invent the airplane

Author: Seth Shulman
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of Glenn Hammond Curtiss and his quest to construct a reliable and stable airplane, discussing his collaboration with engineers around the world, and the opposition he received from Orville and Wilbur Wright who sued in an attempt to keep Curtiss out of the market.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Glenn Hammond Curtiss; Glenn Hammond Curtiss; Glenn Hammond Curtiss
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seth Shulman
ISBN: 0060196335 9780060196332
OCLC Number: 49383700
Description: viii, 258 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Rewriting aviation history : Intrigue at Hammondsport --
Wrights and wrongs --
America or bust --
Part 2. Reaching for the sky : Captains of the air --
Sky dancing --
Flight of the June Bug --
Sky king --
Part 3. Warped wings : Grounded --
Flight of a hero --
New beginnings --
Epilogue : All but the legacy.
Responsibility: Seth Shulman.
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Tells the story of Glenn Hammond Curtiss and his quest to construct a reliable and stable airplane, discussing his collaboration with engineers around the world, and the opposition he received from Orville and Wilbur Wright who sued in an attempt to keep Curtiss out of the market.

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