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

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  • 17 of 17 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 629.1300 GOLDSTONE (Text) 34706001421546 Aviation Collection Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780345538031 (trade : alk. paper) :
  • ISBN: 034553803X (trade : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780345538048 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0345538048 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 428 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-404) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Fulcrum -- Highway in the sky -- Men in the dunes -- To kitty hawk -- Sophomore slump -- Gas bag -- Where no man had gone before -- Patent pioneering -- The vagaries of the marketplace -- The inexorable progression of knowledge -- The first Brazilian aloft -- Langley's legacy -- Closing fast -- Vindication -- Orville and Selfridge -- The toast of France -- Trading punches -- Best-laid plans -- Bowing to the inevitable -- Team sports -- Mavericks -- Faster, steeper, higher -- War birds -- Owning the sky -- The wages of righteousness -- The romance of death -- A reluctant steward -- A wisp of victory -- The grip of the spotlight -- The death of innocence.
Summary, etc.:
Explores the life-risking rivalry between the Wright Brothers and machinist Glenn Hammond Curtiss, assessing how their patent war shaped early aviation and ultimately cost one of the men his life.
Subject: Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912.
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948.
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930.
Aeronautics > United States > History.

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