Transatlantic Flight: A Picture History, 1873-1939 [NOOK Book]

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Profusely illustrated volume chronicles exciting saga of international race to make transatlantic flight a reality. Over 250 rare photographs — many previously unpublished — trace a host of flight attempts, including those made in lighter-than-air balloons, U.S. Navy's "flying boats," Lindbergh's flight to Paris in 1927, Earhart's ill-fated attempt in 1937, and more.
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Transatlantic Flight: A Picture History, 1873-1939

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Overview


Profusely illustrated volume chronicles exciting saga of international race to make transatlantic flight a reality. Over 250 rare photographs — many previously unpublished — trace a host of flight attempts, including those made in lighter-than-air balloons, U.S. Navy's "flying boats," Lindbergh's flight to Paris in 1927, Earhart's ill-fated attempt in 1937, and more.
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Records the saga of transatlantic flight adventurers who battled storms and high winds in fragile aircraft to pave the way for aviators who would eventually conquer the ocean and fly directly from North America to Europe and beyond. Some 250 b&w historical photos, many previously unpublished, trace flight attempts, including a number made in balloons and in huge "flying boats." Stoff is Air and Space Curator of the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486148007
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 26 MB
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Table of Contents

PHOTO CREDITS
INTRODUCTION
LIGHTER-THAN-AIR ATTEMPTS
THE U.S. NAVY SUCCEEDS
1919: FIRST NONSTOPS
WORLD CRUISERS
THE ORTEIG PRIZE
THE LONE EAGLE
NEXT ACROSS
LOST AT SEA
EAST TO WEST
WOMEN CROSS THE SEA
FLIGHTS TO MANY LANDS
WILEY POST AND OTHERS
LINDBERGH REDUX
DIRIGIBLES
AROUND THE WORLD AND OTHER FEATS
COMMERCIAL SUCCESS
INDEX
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