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Publisher Comments:

Exploring these early years of aviation, Joseph Corn describes the fascinating, and often bizarre, plans for the future of manned flight and brings back to life the famous and lesser-known aviators who became American heroes.

Book News Annotation:

Corn (history, Stanford U.) describes the development of American aviation and the enthusiastic, romantic, and often utopian response that this major new technology inspired, particularly during the period from 1910 to 1950. An epilogue discusses subsequent technological utopianism. Originally published by Oxford University Press, New York, 1983.
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Synopsis:

From the day when two bicycle mechanics made the first flight at Kitty Hawk until the end of World War II, Americans invested extraordinary hope in airplanes, expecting them to revolutionize daily life and transform the world. For many, the flying machine became a virtual god. Exploring these early years of aviation, Joseph Corn describes the fascinating, and often bizarre, plans for the future of manned flight (including the Depression-era dream of an airplane in every garage) and brings back to life the famous and lesser-known aviators who became American heroes--Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Calbraith P. Rodgers, and many others. Rich in colorful detail, The Winged Gospel: America's Romance with Aviation provides a vivid picture of America in the first half of the century and the exuberant and often utopian response to a major new technology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801869624
Subtitle:
America's Romance with Aviation
Author:
Corn, Joseph J.
Author:
Corn, Joseph J.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore, Md.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aeronautics
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Aeronautics and civilization
Copyright:
Edition Description:
John Hopkins paperbacks ed.
Series Volume:
01/7
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.46x5.58x.52 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the day when two bicycle mechanics made the first flight at Kitty Hawk until the end of World War II, Americans invested extraordinary hope in airplanes, expecting them to revolutionize daily life and transform the world. For many, the flying machine became a virtual god. Exploring these early years of aviation, Joseph Corn describes the fascinating, and often bizarre, plans for the future of manned flight (including the Depression-era dream of an airplane in every garage) and brings back to life the famous and lesser-known aviators who became American heroes--Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Calbraith P. Rodgers, and many others. Rich in colorful detail, The Winged Gospel: America's Romance with Aviation provides a vivid picture of America in the first half of the century and the exuberant and often utopian response to a major new technology.
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