Picture History of Early Aviation, 1903-1913

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Courier Corporation, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 136 pages
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Excellent pictorial history lavishly chronicles exciting saga of first fliers and their machines. Carefully researched text and over 250 photographs introduce such early pioneers of flight as Otto Lilienthal, Samuel Langley, Octave Chanute, Louis Bleriot, the Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and many others.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
2
EUROPEAN AVIATORS AND THEIR MACHINES
30
AMERICAN AVIATORS AND THEIR MACHINES
54
THE GREAT AIR MEETS
90
THE PRICE
118
LOSS OF INNOCENCE
125
INDEX
133
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About the author (1996)

Joshua Stoff, noted aviation historian and author, is the curator of the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Many of these photographs have come from the extensive archives of the museum, as well as the once magnificent archives of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which were sadly lost in the attacks of September 11, 2001. Fortunately, these representative photographs, many of which have never before been published, were copied prior to those attacks and were saved.

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