Flyboys over Hampton Roads: Glenn Curtiss's Southern Experiment

Flyboys over Hampton Roads: Glenn Curtiss's Southern Experiment

by Amy Waters Yarsinske
     
 


The story begins in the fall of 1915, on the cusp of America's entry into World War I. Aviation giant Glenn Curtiss sought a location where pilots could train and aircraft could be tested year-round, and he found it in the warm winds and waters of Newport News, Virginia. There, daring young men and women in their flying machines flew on to fame and into history…  See more details below

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The story begins in the fall of 1915, on the cusp of America's entry into World War I. Aviation giant Glenn Curtiss sought a location where pilots could train and aircraft could be tested year-round, and he found it in the warm winds and waters of Newport News, Virginia. There, daring young men and women in their flying machines flew on to fame and into history with their record-breaking flights and the tragic losses that were inevitable in early flight. Join military historian Amy Waters Yarsinske as she uses rare vintage photographs and a deft hand to narrate this astounding and often forgotten period in aviation history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596299726
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Amy Waters Yarsinske received her master of planning degree from the University of Virginia, School of Architecture and her Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Economics from Randolph-Macon Woman's College. She is a former president of the Norfolk Historical Society, co-founder of the Norfolk Historical Foundation and a graduate of CIVIC Leadership Institute. She is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Authors Guild, and American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). Yarsinske is the author of the widely read, award-winning No One Left Behind: The Lt. Comdr. Michael Scott Speicher Story. She has published four prior works with The History Press: Ghent: John Graham's Dream, Norfolk, Virginia's Treasure (2006), The Elizabeth River (2007), Lost Norfolk (2009) and The Navy Capital of the World: The United States Navy in Hampton Roads (2010). Yarsinske is also the author of several aviation books, among them Wings of Valor, Wings of Gold: An Illustrated History of U.S. Naval Aviation (Flying Machines Press, 1998).

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