The eagle aloft: two centuries of the balloon in America

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983 - History - 770 pages
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Traces the history of the flights of Americans in balloons and examines the use of balloons in scientific experiments

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Contents Acknowledgments
Flight and the Founding Fathers
The New Bor n Babe Comes to America

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About the author (1983)

Tom D. Crouch, author of The Bishop's Boys and A Dream of Wings, is senior curator of the aeronautics division at the National Air & Space Museum. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

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