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The Resource Birdmen : the Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the battle to control the skies, Lawrence Goldstone

Birdmen : the Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the battle to control the skies, Lawrence Goldstone

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Birdmen : the Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the battle to control the skies
Title
Birdmen
Title remainder
the Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the battle to control the skies
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Goldstone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The feud between this nation's great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of unyielding and profoundly American personalities. On one side, a pair of tenacious siblings who together had solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. On the other, an audacious motorcycle racer whose innovative aircraft became synonymous in the public mind with death-defying stunts. For more than a decade, they battled each other in court, at air shows, and in the newspapers. The outcome of this contest of wills would shape the course of aviation history--and take a fearsome toll on the men involved. Birdmen sets the engrossing story of the Wrights' war with Curtiss against the thrilling backdrop of the early years of manned flight, and is rich with period detail and larger-than-life personalities: Thomas Scott Baldwin, or "Cap't Tom" as he styled himself, who invented the parachute and almost convinced the world that balloons were the future of aviation; John Moisant, the dapper daredevil who took to the skies after three failed attempts to overthrow the government of El Salvador, then quickly emerged as a celebrity flyer; and Harriet Quimby, the statuesque silent-film beauty who became the first woman to fly across the English Channel. And then there is Lincoln Beachey, perhaps the greatest aviator who ever lived, who dazzled crowds with an array of trademark twists and dives--and best embodied the romance with death that fueled so many of aviation's earliest heroes. A dramatic story of unimaginable bravery in the air and brutal competition on the ground, Birdmen is at once a thrill ride through flight's wild early years and a surprising look at the personal clash that fueled America's race to the skies" --
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TOH
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Birdmen : the Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the battle to control the skies, Lawrence Goldstone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 24
  • Chapter 4
  • To Kitty Hawk
  • 32
  • Chapter 5
  • Sophomore Slump
  • 47
  • Chapter 6
  • Gas Bag
  • 56
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • Where No Man Had Gone Before
  • 72
  • Chapter 8
  • Patent Pioneering
  • 82
  • Chapter 9
  • Vagaries of the Marketplace
  • 94
  • Chapter 10
  • Fulcrum
  • Inexorable Progression of Knowledge
  • 99
  • Chapter 11
  • First Brazilian Aloft
  • 107
  • Chapter 12
  • Langley's Legacy
  • 111
  • Chapter 13
  • Closing Fast
  • 3
  • 121
  • Chapter 14
  • Vindication
  • 127
  • Chapter 15
  • Orville and Selfridge
  • 135
  • Chapter 16
  • Toast of France
  • 143
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 17
  • Trading Punches
  • 153
  • Chapter 18
  • Best-Laid Plans
  • 177
  • Chapter 19
  • Bowing to the Inevitable
  • 192
  • Chapter 20
  • Highway in the Sky
  • Team Sports
  • 206
  • Chapter 21
  • Mavericks
  • 215
  • Chapter 22
  • Faster, Steeper, Higher
  • 236
  • Chapter 23
  • War Birds
  • 17
  • 256
  • Chapter 24
  • Owning the Sky
  • 274
  • Chapter 25
  • Wages of Righteousness
  • 293
  • Chapter 26
  • Romance of Death
  • 316
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 27
  • A Reluctant Steward
  • 333
  • Chapter 28
  • A Wisp of Victory
  • 346
  • Chapter 29
  • Grip of the Spotlight
  • 360
  • Chapter 30
  • Men in the Dunes
  • Death of Innocence
  • 369
Control code
8ocm69806800
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 428 pages
Isbn
9780345538031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Birdmen : the Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the battle to control the skies, Lawrence Goldstone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 24
  • Chapter 4
  • To Kitty Hawk
  • 32
  • Chapter 5
  • Sophomore Slump
  • 47
  • Chapter 6
  • Gas Bag
  • 56
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • Where No Man Had Gone Before
  • 72
  • Chapter 8
  • Patent Pioneering
  • 82
  • Chapter 9
  • Vagaries of the Marketplace
  • 94
  • Chapter 10
  • Fulcrum
  • Inexorable Progression of Knowledge
  • 99
  • Chapter 11
  • First Brazilian Aloft
  • 107
  • Chapter 12
  • Langley's Legacy
  • 111
  • Chapter 13
  • Closing Fast
  • 3
  • 121
  • Chapter 14
  • Vindication
  • 127
  • Chapter 15
  • Orville and Selfridge
  • 135
  • Chapter 16
  • Toast of France
  • 143
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 17
  • Trading Punches
  • 153
  • Chapter 18
  • Best-Laid Plans
  • 177
  • Chapter 19
  • Bowing to the Inevitable
  • 192
  • Chapter 20
  • Highway in the Sky
  • Team Sports
  • 206
  • Chapter 21
  • Mavericks
  • 215
  • Chapter 22
  • Faster, Steeper, Higher
  • 236
  • Chapter 23
  • War Birds
  • 17
  • 256
  • Chapter 24
  • Owning the Sky
  • 274
  • Chapter 25
  • Wages of Righteousness
  • 293
  • Chapter 26
  • Romance of Death
  • 316
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 27
  • A Reluctant Steward
  • 333
  • Chapter 28
  • A Wisp of Victory
  • 346
  • Chapter 29
  • Grip of the Spotlight
  • 360
  • Chapter 30
  • Men in the Dunes
  • Death of Innocence
  • 369
Control code
8ocm69806800
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 428 pages
Isbn
9780345538031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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