The Golden Age of Aviation by Katherine S. Williamson
(Golden Age of Transportation)

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8 5/8 x 12 1/8 in (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. This book traces the development of powered flight from its infancy to its growth during the 1920s and 19302 up to World War II. The rapid advances in aerial combat and aerial bombardment in World War I are chronicled, followed by the more pacific ventures that established passenger flights and mail routes. The heroic flights of Charles Lindbergh Amelia Earhart, and others are examined, as well as the expansion of commericial aviation through the introduction of dirigibles such as "Graf Zeppelin" and the great flying boats of Pan American's Clipper Ship Fleet. With 95 period photographs and works of art, the excitement and glamour of a true technological revolution comes alive in this handsome volume.

 

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Published September 1, 1996 by Smithmark Publishers. 80 pages
Genres: Science & Math, History, Computers & Technology.