A Dream of Wings: Americans and the Airplane, 1875-1905A Dream of Wings: Americans and the Airplane, 1875-1905

A Dream of Wings: Americans and the Airplane, 1875-1905
Author : Tom D. Crouch
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2002-02-17
ISBN 10 : 9780393347456
ISBN 13 : 0393347451
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dream of Wings: Americans and the Airplane, 1875-1905 Book Description:

The story of a handful of talented American engineers and adventurers who labored to conquer gravity in a flying machine. When Orville and Wilbur Wright soared over Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina's outer banks and solved the problem of aerial navigation, they wrote the last chapter in a long story. For decades prior, a small community of engineers, scientists, and dreamers—men named Chanute and Langley and Herring—had tried to make the ascent in every conceivable craft, from kites and gliders to an assortment of powered flying models. This fascinating assortment of characters and contraptions comes to life in Tom Crouch's classic A Dream of Wings. In the quest for flight, aeronautical societies were formed and broke apart, successes were celebrated, hopes rose and fell, and lessons were learned and built upon. The dreamers who blazed the path to a flying machine are bravely realized in these delightful pages.

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