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Flight in America: From the Wrights to the Astronauts

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Roger E. Bilstein's Flight in America has won acclaim as the foremost history of one of the twentieth century's landmark achievements--human flight. In this revised and expanded third edition, Bilstein chronicles changes in military, commercial, and space aviation in the 1990s. He offers a glimpse of the developments one might expect in the new millennium.<P> Richly illustrated and splendidly written, Flight in America charts the manifold ways in which the airplane has touched virtually every feature of American enterprise, history, and culture--leisure and business travel, commercial transportation, national defense, and imaginative literature. More than 125 lively photographs document the beauty of flying machines and the daring of the men and women who invented, built, and flew them.Praise for previous editions: "The most comprehensive survey of the history of American aeronautics and space flight yet published."--Technology and Culture<P>"Bilstein casts wide and far to net virtually everything from technological trends and research and development to the effect of air travel on the expansion of major league baseball in the 1950s and early 1960s... A superior work that will satisfy aero buffs and professionals alike."--Journal of American History<P>"By far the best book on man and air travel yet written."--Cleveland Plain Dealer<P>"For those who won't soon be able to visit the National Air and Space Museum, perhaps the next best thing would be to read Flight in America."--Chronicle of Higher Education

Book News Annotation:

Bilstein (emeritus, history, U. of Houston, Clear Lake) provides a new preface to the third edition of a work originally published in 1984. Expanded to incorporate developments in the 1990s, this history chronicles the evolution of commercial and military aircraft—the changing technologies as well as their impact on the American lifestyle. B&w photos support the text.
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Roger E. Bilstein's Flight in America has won acclaim as the foremost history of one of the twentieth century's landmark achievements--human flight. In this revised and expanded third edition, Bilstein chronicles changes in military, commercial, and space aviation in the 1990s. He offers a glimpse of the developments one might expect in the new millennium.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801866852
Author:
Bilstein, Roger E.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Author:
Bilstein, Roger E.
Location:
Baltimore, MD
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aeronautics
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Astronautics
Subject:
Aeronautics -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Astronautics -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Aviation - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third Edition,
Series Volume:
105-221
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.61x6.99x1.06 in. 1.63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Roger E. Bilstein's Flight in America has won acclaim as the foremost history of one of the twentieth century's landmark achievements--human flight. In this revised and expanded third edition, Bilstein chronicles changes in military, commercial, and space aviation in the 1990s. He offers a glimpse of the developments one might expect in the new millennium.
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