Join our mailing list!
(Your shopping cart is empty)
Diane Publishing Books
Wings of Madness: Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight
Paul Hoffman (au)
The story of man’s struggle to fly is full of larger-than-life personalities, but none was so eccentric & so entertaining as Alberto Santos-Dumont, the Brazilian ‘father of aviation’. He was the darling of the international press in the first decade of the 20th century, hopping from Parisian restaurant to nightclub in his personal flying machine, circling the Eiffel Tower in his balloon or dining with the Rothschilds & Roosevelts. But he was depressed by the success of the Wright brothers in Kitty Hawk & by the increasing militarization of flight. He returned to Brazil only to be confronted by the horrors of civil war. “Hoffman tells the tale of Santos-Dumont & modern flight with wit & sympathy, showing us how often brilliance is coupled with tragedy.” Illustrations.
Between Friends: Writing Women Celebrate Friendship
Whiz Kid of Wall Street’s Investment Guide: How I Returned 34% on My Portfolio, & You Can,Too
Kilims: Decorating with Tribal Rugs
Commonwealth of Science: ANZAAS & the Scientific Enterprise in Australia, 1888-1988
Fourth Book of Sexual Questions & Answers
Share your knowledge of this product with other customers...
Be the first to write a review
Diane Publishing Co
PO Box 617
Darby, PA 19023-0617
Become an Affiliate
Send Us Feedback
Copyright ï¿½ 2004 Diane Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.