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Wings of madness : Alberto Santos-Dumont and the invention of flight

Author: Paul Hoffman
Publisher: New York : Theia, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Biography of the young Brazilian who moved to Paris where he experimented with flight until Europeans came to call him the man who conquered air.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoffman, Paul, 1956-
Wings of madness.
New York : Theia, c2003
(OCoLC)606955154
Named Person: Alberto Santos-Dumont; Alberto Santos-Dumont
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hoffman
ISBN: 0786866594 9780786866595
OCLC Number: 50478545
Description: ix, 369 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Dinner on the Ceiling Champs-Elysees, 1903 --
Arrival Minas Gerais, 1873 --
"A Most Dangerous Place for a Boy" Paris, 1891 --
First Flight Vaugirard, 1897 --
Dying for Science Paris, 1899 --
The Turkey Buzzard's Secret --
An Afternoon in the Rothschilds' Chestnut Tree Paris, 1901 --
"It Is the Poor Who Will Suffer!" The Eiffel Tower, 1901 --
"Making Armies a Jest" --
An Unwelcome Dip in the Mediterranean Bay of Monaco, 1902 --
"Airship Is Useless, Says Lord Kelvin" London and New York, 1902 --
The World's First Aerial Car Paris, 1903 --
A Scurrilous Stabbing and a Russian Bribe St. Louis, 1904 --
"Aeroplane Raised by Small Motor, M. Santos-Dumont Performs a Feat Never Before Attained in Europe" Paris, 1906 --
"A War of Engineers and Chemists" --
"Cavalry of the Clouds" --
Departure Guaruja, 1932 --
Postmortem: In Search of a Heart Campo dos Afonsos, 2000.
Responsibility: Paul Hoffman.
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Biography of the young Brazilian who moved to Paris where he experimented with flight until Europeans came to call him the man who conquered air.

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