From the first hot air balloons that hovered above France in 1783 to the most recent flights of the Space Shuttle Endeavor, this volume delivers a comprehensive look at the wondrous history of American aviation. Thorough enough to serve as a college text, readable enough to be enjoyed by aviation buffs, the revised edition is a general reference that will delight anyone with an interest in aviation history.
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Those magnificent men and women
The first air war
The wings grow stronger
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