Pioneer of Aviation
By (author) Alden Hatch
Glenn Curtiss by Alden Hatch
Book DescriptionA classic biography returns to print after 60 years!Although the Wright Brothers are remembered for performing the first human flight, Glenn Curtiss stands as the most important aviator in American history. Like his friend Alexander Graham Bell, Curtiss was a master inventor as well as a daredevil. He won the first airplane race in history (the 1909 Gordon Bennett Cup), and he was the first pilot to take off from and land an airplane on the deck of a ship. He invented the twin flying boat, which became a mainstay for the Allies during the First World War, and his NC-4 Flying Boat performed the first transatlantic flight in 1919-eight years before Charles Lindbergh's flight. Curtiss planes eventually trained 95 percent of all American pilots in the first half of the 20th century. Fans of aviation, history and compelling biographies of famous Americans such as Howard Hughes will be delighted to read about Glenn Curtiss.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781599211459
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: The Lyons Press
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 27-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Alden Hatch
Alden Hatch was a prolific author of biographies for a popular audience, including biographies of FDR and Dwight Eisenhower.
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