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The Winged Gospel

Author : Joseph J. Corn
ISBN : 0801869625
Genre : History
File Size : 67.25 MB
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Exploring these early years of aviation, Joseph Corn describes the fascinating, and often bizarre, plans for the future of manned flight and brings back to life the famous and lesser-known aviators who became American heroes.
Category: History

America S Airports

Author : Janet Rose Daly Bednarek
ISBN : 1585441309
Genre : Transportation
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Chicago-O'Hare, DFW, LAX, New York–La Guardia. Across the country, Americans take for granted the convenience of air flight from one city to another. The federal role in managing air traffic and the cooperative corporate planning of major airlines mask to some degree the fact that those airports are not jointly owned or managed, but rather are local public responsibilities. In this unique history of the places travelers in cities across America call "the" airport, Janet R. Daly Bednarek traces the evolving relationship between cities and their airports during the crucial formative years of 1918–47. She highlights the early history of experimentation and innovation in the development of municipal airports and identifies the factors—including pressure from the U.S. Post Office and the military, neither of which had the independent resources to develop a network of terminals—that made American cities responsible for their own air access. She shows how boosterism accelerated the trend toward local construction and ownership of the fields. In the later years of the period, Bednarek shows, cities found they could not shoulder the whole burden of airport construction, maintenance, and improvement. As part of a general trend during the 1930s toward a strong, direct relationship between cities and the federal government, cities began to lobby for federal aid for their airports, a demand that was eventually met when World War II increased the federal stakes in their functioning. Along with this complex local-federal relationship, Bednarek considers the role of the courts and of city planning in the development of municipal airfields. Drawing on several brief case studies, she looks at the social aspects of airports and analyzes how urban development resulted in a variety of airport arrangements. Little published work has been available on this topic. Now, with Bednarek's insightful and thorough treatment and broad view of the subject, those interested in the patterns of American air travel will have new understanding and those concerned with urban development will recognize an additional dimension.
Category: Transportation

The Winged Gospel

Author : Joseph J. Corn
ISBN : 0195041585
Genre : History
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Describes the fervor with which the age of flight was greeted in America and recounts many episodes of the first era of manned flight.
Category: History

From The Wright Brothers To Top Gun

Author : Michael Paris
ISBN : UOM:39015031855458
Genre : Flight in motion pictures.
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The cinema and aviation developed alongside each other, and were both products of the technology and imagination of the early 20th century. This book examines the ways in which aeroplanes and flying have been portrayed in the many different genres within popular cinema, from Hollywood epics to comedy spoofs to modern tragedies. It covers over 500 American and British films, including, The Dambusters, The High and the Mighty, Airplane, Top Gun and The Shadowmakers.
Category: Flight in motion pictures.

Space Amern Imagination

Author : Howard E. McCurdy
ISBN : UOM:39015041625594
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Examining popular images that have helped motivate the most ambitious civil space program in the world, McCurdy argues that the spacefaring dream tapped into several of America's most deeply rooted cultural ideals. He also explains how space advocates, playing on the public's Cold War fears, convinced politicians that control of space meant control of the earth.He also contends that the gaps between expectations and reality led to public policy obligated to entertain as well as inform. 43 photos.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Aerospace America

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105001457030
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics

The Politics Of Aircraft

Author : Jacob A. Vander Meulen
ISBN : NWU:35556018734574
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this analysis of the early American aircraft industry, historian Jacob Vander Meulen argues that the industry's domination by Congress and military was wasteful, at odds with technological imperatives, and unfair to manufacturers and workers.
Category: Business & Economics

Sursum Or Sparks Flying Upward

Author : Henry Augustus Rawes
ISBN : OXFORD:590827385
Genre : Christian poetry, English
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Category: Christian poetry, English

Made In U S A

Author : Phil Patton
ISBN : PSU:000022148551
Genre : History
File Size : 52.97 MB
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An entertaining and informative history of how certain products made their mark in the US market, and how the often conflicting forces of culture, politics, and the determined entrepreneur create a kind of hidden conspiracy for the market's attention. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: History

Charles A Lindbergh

Author : Walter L. Hixson
ISBN : 1886746540
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this biography, Walter Hixson examines the life of Charles Lindbergh. The book explores the experiences of Charles Lindbergh and his role as an important cultural figure in America. For anyone interested in American history or the life of Charles Lindbergh. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Gore Vidal
ISBN : UOM:39015014616406
Genre : American essays
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This collection of essays examines the leaders and lunacies of contemporary America, from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan. Vidal also reminisces about his patrician childhood and writers past and present such as Tennessee Williams, Anthony Burgess, Henry James and William Dean Howells.
Category: American essays

The Reader S Adviser

Author : Paula T. Kaufman
ISBN : 0835223159
Genre : Books and reading
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Category: Books and reading

Over The Front

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105131559002
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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Category: World War, 1914-1918


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ISBN : WISC:89067479048
Genre : Lutheran Church
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Category: Lutheran Church

Winged Victory

Author : Geoffrey Perret
ISBN : UOM:39015026982804
Genre : History
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A behind-the-scenes look at the heroism of American fighter pilots during World War II chronicles the drama of the great aerial campaigns. By the author of A Country Made by War. 12,500 first printing.
Category: History

American Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015061657600
Genre : America
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Category: America