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Wings : a history of aviation from kites to the space age

Author: Tom D Crouch
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"These pioneers were scientists, soldiers, or daredevils, whose names will echo down through the centuries. There are those, from Sir George Cayley to Wilbur and Orville Wright, who launched the air age. Aviators like Louis Bleriot, Charles Lindbergh, and Amelia Earhart bridged oceans to link nations and continents. Military pilots, from Manfred von Richthofen and Eddie Rickenbacker to Chuck Yeager and John Glenn,
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom D Crouch
ISBN: 0393057674 9780393057676 0393326209 9780393326208
OCLC Number: 52775137
Description: ix, 725 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foundation stones --
Taking to the air --
The world takes wing, 1904-1909 --
From experiment to industry, 1909-1914 --
Into the fight, the airplane at war, 1914-1918 --
Laying the foundation, 1919-1927 --
Big business, 1927-1935 --
The roar of the crowd, 1927-1939 --
Revolutions in the sky, 1926-1941 --
Setting the stage, 1929-1939 --
Battles in the sky, 1939-1945 --
Toward new horizons --
From aviation to aerospace, 1945-2003 --
Cold war, hot war --
A world in the air, 1945-2003.
Responsibility: Tom D. Crouch.
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This book tells the history of the birth and development of human flight - the technology that defined the 20th century. Tom Crouch weaves the people, machines and ideas of the air age into a  Read more...

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A superb history of flying machines... the best one-volume analysis of the subject." Kirkus Reviews

 
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