Reconsidering a Century of Flight / Edition 1

Reconsidering a Century of Flight / Edition 1

by Roger D. Launius
     
 

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Reconsidering a Century of Flight

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807854884
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/27/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Roger D. Launius is a curator at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. He has written or edited a number of books, including Imagining Space: Achievements, Projections, Possibilities, 1950-2050.

Janet R. Daly Bednarek is associate professor of history at the University of Dayton. She is the author of America's Airports: Airfield Development, 1918-1947.

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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