First to Fly
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BeschreibungA remarkable story filled with dreamers, inventors, scoundrels, and pioneering pilots, this tome recounts North Carolina's significant role in the early history of aviation. 109 illustrations.
PortraitThomas C. Parramore is professor of history emeritus at Meredith College in Raleigh and author, most recently, of Norfolk: The First Four Centuries.
Pressestimmen"A fascinating tale of American ingenuity, bravery, and determination." - American History; "A delight of Thomas C. Parramore's First to Fly is its movement from one good story to another, its lack of aeronautical jargon, and its dependence on character and tale to offer engaging history.... Parramore has discovered a buried North Carolina aviation legacy." - Clyde Edgerton, Raleigh News & Observer; "Parramore easily achieves his goal of convincing the reader that North Carolina and North Carolinians played a considerable role in the early history of flight." - Thomas D. Crouch, Senior Curator, National Air and Space Museum
Untertitel: North Carolina and the Beginnings of Aviation. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University of N. Carolina Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2003
Seitenanzahl: 392 Seiten