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Flight in America: From the Wrights to the Astronauts (rev. ed.)
Richly illustrated & splendidly written, this book

 
Our Price: $22.00
By Roger E. Bilstein (au)
Year: 1994
Pages: 386
Binding Paperback
ISBN 0-8018-4828-8

Product Code: 1422361497

Description
 
Richly illustrated & splendidly written, this book charts the transformation by the airplane of virtually every aspect of American life, tracing aviation from the earliest discoveries of the airplane’s possibilities for entertainment, commerce, & war to the fantasies of science fiction & the realities of jet & space travel. New to this edition are discussions of airline mergers & deregulation, defense cutbacks, military operations, NASA restructuring, & the revamped space program. 126 contemporary photos show the machines & the people who invented, built, & flew them. Offers a glimpse of developments in the 21st century. “The foremost history of what is arguably the most remarkable achievement of the 20th century -- human flight.” Photos.

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