Reconsidering a Century of Flight / Edition 1

Reconsidering a Century of Flight / Edition 1

by Roger D. Launius
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807828157

ISBN-13: 9780807828151

Pub. Date: 10/27/2003

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright soared into history during a twelve-second flight on a secluded North Carolina beach. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first flight, these essays chart the central role that aviation played in twentieth-century history and capture the spirit of innovation and adventure that has characterized the history of…  See more details below

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On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright soared into history during a twelve-second flight on a secluded North Carolina beach. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first flight, these essays chart the central role that aviation played in twentieth-century history and capture the spirit of innovation and adventure that has characterized the history of flight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807828151
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/27/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Whither a Century of Flight1
Pt. 1Innovation and the Technology of Flight
1The Technology of Flight: Three Sides of a Coin15
2The Wright Brothers, Government Support for Aeronautical Research, and the Evolution of Flight50
3Innovation in Flight from the Perspective of Europe70
Pt. 2Civil Aeronautics and Government Policy
4Herbert Hoover and Commercial Aviation Policy, 1921-193389
5Edward V. Rickenbacker's Reaction to Civil Aviation Policy in the 1930s: A Hidden Dimension118
6A Perennial Challenge to Aviation Safety: Battling the Menace of Ice132
Pt. 3Aerial Warfare
7The Wright Brothers and the U.S. Army Signal Corps, 1905-1915153
8Brave Men Flying: The Wright Brothers and Military Aviation in World War I168
9Strategic Air Warfare: An Analysis190
Pt. 4Aviation in the American Imagination
10The Routine Stuff: How Flying Became a Form of Mass Transportation209
11The Effect of Flight on Art in the Twentieth Century223
12The Spirit of St. Louis - Fact and Symbol: Misinterpreting a Historic Cultural Artifact242
Selective Annotated Bibliography263
Contributors291
Index293

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