Orville's Aviators: Outstanding Alumni of the Wright Flying School, 1910-1916

Orville's Aviators: Outstanding Alumni of the Wright Flying School, 1910-1916

by John Carver Edwards



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786442270
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/16/2009
Pages: 195
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Carver Edwards served as university archivist at the University of Georgia before retiring in 2000 as special projects archivist. He has authored dozens of historical articles, scores of book reviews, and three previous books: Patriots in Pinstripe: Men of the National Security League (1981), Berlin Calling: American Broadcasters in Service to the Third Reich (1991) and Airmen without Portfolio: U.S. Mercenaries in Civil War Spain (1997). He is a book reviewer for Library Journal.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction 5

1. Arthur L. Welsh: The Wrights’ Peerless Salesman of Flight 15

2. Howard Gill: Baltimore’s Privileged Birdman 41

3. Arch Freeman: Pioneer Flying’s Man Friday 61

4. Grover Bergdoll: Early Aviation’s Loose Cannon 75

5. George Gray: Flying the Resort Circuit 95

6. Howard Rinehart: Orville’s Favorite 123

Epilogue 157

Appendix A: Wright Timeline 163

Appendix B: Wright Aircraft 167

Appendix C: Students of the Wright Flying School 172

Bibliography 175

Index 187

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