Wings of Madness Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight

ISBN-10: 0786885718
ISBN-13: 9780786885718
Edition: N/A
Authors: Paul Hoffman
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 6/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Paul Hoffman is an American intellectual who has devoted much of his professional life to making the work of serious scholars available to the general public. Hoffman has served as editor of Discover magazine and publisher of Encyclopaedia Brittanica. He has also contributed to such television programs as CBS Sunday Morning and PBS' News Hour with Jim Lehrer. Hoffman's books include Archimedes' Revenge and The Man who Loved Only Numbers, a popular biography of the mathematician Paul Erdos.

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
Origins and Acknowledgments
Notes
What Santos-Dumont Wrote
What Santos-Dumont Read
What Santos-Dumont Made
Index

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