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Flight in America: From the Wrights to the Astronauts / Edition 3

Flight in America: From the Wrights to the Astronauts / Edition 3

by Roger E. Bilstein
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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-13: 9780801866852
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 08/02/2001
Edition description: third edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 992,487
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Roger E. Bilstein is a professor of history, emeritus, at the University of Houston, Clear Lake. He is the author of Flight Patterns: Trends of Aeronautical Development in the United States, 1918-1929 and Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles.

Table of Contents


Preface to the Third Edition


Chapter 1: The Awkward Years: Early Flight to 1918

Chapter 2: The Aviation Business, 1918-1930

Chapter 3: Adventure, Airways, and Innovation, 1930-1940

Chapter 4: Air Power at War, 1930-1945

Chapter 5: Air-Age Realities, 1945-1955

Chapter 6: Higher Horizons, 1955-1965

Chapter 7: From the Earth to the Moon, 1965-1975

Chapter 8: Aerospace Perspectives, 1975-1983

Chapter 9: Turmoil and Transition, 1983-2000



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