Aviation Century: The Early Years
by Ron Dick & Dan Patterson
Book covers the period from 1900 to 1939, exploring the eternal fascination with flight, the events surrounding the Wright brothers' and other flying pioneers' adventurous first flights, the dramatic development of military aviation brought about by the First World War, and the rise of commercial aviation. This volume of the Aviation Century series also looks at the great individuals who created the world's aviation industries, including Santos-Dumont, Farman, Bleriot, Caproni, Curtiss, and AV Roe.
240 pgs, HB w/dust jacket, 9x11, 287 color b&w photos, bibiliography, index.