American Aviation Experience A History

ISBN-10: 0809323710

ISBN-13: 9780809323715

Edition: 2000

Authors: Tim Brady
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Description: This book is designed to be a primary text for courses in aviation history and development and aviation in America. nbsp; The seventeen chapters inThe American Aviation Experience: A Historyrange chronologically from ancient times through the Wright brothers through both world wars, culminating with the development of the U.S. space program. Contributors also cover balloons and dirigibles, African American pioneers in aviation, and women in aviation. These essayists—leading scholars in the field—present the history of aviation mainly from an American perspective. nbsp; The American Aviation Experienceincludes 335 black-and-white photographs, two maps, and an appendix, “Leonardo da Vinci and the Science of Flight.”nbsp;An on-line test guide is available for instructors.

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List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 1/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

The Ancientsp. 1
Developments Before the Wright Brothersp. 13
Orville and Wilbur Wrightp. 48
Advancements In Powered Flight Before World War Ip. 67
World War Ip. 98
U.S. Airlines Before 1930p. 125
Developments Between the Warsp. 151
U.S. Airlines from 1930 to World War IIp. 171
World War IIp. 185
U.S. Air Carriers after World War IIp. 218
General Aviation after World War IIp. 241
Military Airpower Developments after World War IIp. 255
Government and Aviationp. 295
Balloons and Dirigiblesp. 307
African American Pioneers In Aviationp. 335
Women In Aviationp. 367
Space Historyp. 413
Leonardo da Vincl and the Science of Flightp. 433
Contributorsp. 445
Indexp. 447
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