This book offers a well-balanced, thorough coverage of the history of american aviation including significant events, personalities, and aircraft that have influenced the development of civil and military aviation.
|Book cover finish
||Used good (fold mark on the bottom left back corner)
|Number of pages
||19 x 23 x 3 cm
|With contributions by
||Alexander T. Wells
||Airlife Publishing Ltd.
EXCERPT FROM THE FOREWORD
American Aviation: An Illustrated History was written in response to the growing need for a comprehensive aviation history textbook to be used in collegiate aviation programs. A history course is required in many flight and non-flight related programs because it is felt that students should have a perspective of the historical factors that have influenced the growth and development of the discipline.
While there are many books covering some phase of aviation history-aircraft, personalities, events, periods of time including wars-there are very few that cover the entire history-and fewer still that do it adequately. This book is the only one I have found in over 15 years of teaching an aviation history course at the post-secondary level that is designed for the college market. The book offers a well-balanced, thorough coverage of the history of aviation including significant events, personalities, and aircraft that have influenced the development of civil and military aviation. The extremely important periods covering the World Wars and the growth of commercial aviation in the United States during the 1930s is very well done.