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A Dream of Wings: Americans and the Airplane, 1875-1905

Tom D. Crouch - History - 2002 - 352 pages
Describes the early experiments of American inventors and scientists, such as Octave Chanute, Samuel Langley, and August Herring, and how they paved the way for the Wright ...
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Wings: A History of Aviation from Kites to the Space Age

Tom D. Crouch - History - 2004 - 725 pages
A narrative history of the development of human flight discusses how the enthusiasm of various amateurs gave way to the aviation industry, citing the periods of setback and ...
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First flight: the Wright Brothers and the invention of the airplane

Tom D. Crouch, United States. National Park Service. Division of Publications, Harpers Ferry Center (U.S.) - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 116 pages
Describes the Wright brothers of Dayton, Ohio and the events that lead to the world's first successful flight of a man-carrying, power-driven, heavier-than-air machine. The ...
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The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright

Tom D. Crouch - Transportation - 2003 - 608 pages
The reissue of this definitive biography heralds the one-hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight. Brilliant, self-trained engineers, the Wright brothers had ...
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Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers: A History of the American Institute of ...

Tom D. Crouch - Science - 2006 - 292 pages
Commissioned on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary, here is the fascinating historical account of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics -- and its ...
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Lighter Than Air: An Illustrated History of Balloons and Airships

Tom D. Crouch - Transportation - 2009 - 192 pages
This richly illustrated book chronicles lighter-than-air flight from Archimedes’ discovery of the principle of buoyancy to the latest in sport balloons and plans for future ...
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The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age

Tom D. Crouch, Peter L. Jakab - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 240 pages
Presents a biography of the Wright brothers, focusing on their systematic research of flight mechanics which proved the key to their success.
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The eagle aloft: two centuries of the balloon in America

Tom D. Crouch - History - 1983 - 770 pages
Traces the history of the flights of Americans in balloons and examines the use of balloons in scientific experiments
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Blériot XI, the story of a classic aircraft

Tom D. Crouch, National Air and Space Museum - Technology & Engineering - 1982 - 143 pages
Each book deals with a different historic airplane in the National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) impressive collection. The first section of each book covers the background and ...
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