Conquistadors of the Sky: A History of Aviation in Latin America

Conquistadors of the Sky: A History of Aviation in Latin America

by Dan Hagedorn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813035090

ISBN-13: 9780813035093

Pub. Date: 05/25/2010

Publisher: University Press of Florida

"Alberto Santos-Dumont was the first of many intrepid citizens of Latin America to make historic flights. Many other "firsts" were chalked up by Latin American aviators but were little noted by the international press at the time. In fact, aviation in Latin America progressed at a pace even more rapid than in other, more developed areas of the world." Since the 1960s,…  See more details below

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"Alberto Santos-Dumont was the first of many intrepid citizens of Latin America to make historic flights. Many other "firsts" were chalked up by Latin American aviators but were little noted by the international press at the time. In fact, aviation in Latin America progressed at a pace even more rapid than in other, more developed areas of the world." Since the 1960s, there have been many developments in commercial aviation, the manufacture of airplanes, and their use in Latin America. This history brings to light the many innovations and inventions in the region that have impacted global politics, commerce, and communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813035093
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1 Myths and legends 1

2 Pioneers 5

3 1914-1918 94

4 Airlines, air wars, and foreign missions 130

5 Yankee influences : defense aid and lend-lease 309

6 World War II 335

7 The postwar boom 410

8 The American Republics projects and the Rio Pact 445

9 The Cold War and beyond 475

Notes 541

Index 569

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