SAFER SKYWAYS : Federal Control of Aviation, 1926 - 1966

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This well - documented book, which contains some photographs, will describe you the Federal Control of Aviation between 1926 and 1966.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Canvas finish, Headband, Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )
Special features First edition, Dedicated copy, Damaged dust jacket
Conditions Very Good
Number of pages 417
Published date 1966
Language English
Size 16 x 24 x 4 cm
Author Donald R. Whitnah
Editor The Iowa State University Press

Description

Less than a century ago, the pioneers of American aviation were " flying by the seat of their pants " in private and public exploits that would today seem shudderingly risky. In those days of derring - do lived the legendary pilots of the First World War ; the transatlantic skippers ; the aerial photographers ; the crop sprayers ; and the other determined and visionary pilots who experimented with airmail and passengers and freight service, providing a shaky - and yet important - basis for tomorrow's epoch - making industry.

 

This complex and exciting panorama of early aviation development is detailed in this well - documented account. ( ... ) Safer Skyways reflects in this analysis our significant national growth in scientific aviation. Ironically, public clamor against governmental control of aviation 40 years ago has become today's impatient demand for stricter control and more stringent measures. Our air travel problems continue to exist : strikes, crashes, mergers, and the like are ever - present. The jet and space ages are here and the supersonic commercial air travel age is just over the horizon. ( ... )

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Donald R. Whitnah

Donald R. Whitnah ( June 9th, 1925 - July 12th, 2002 ) was born in Canton ( Illinois, United States ). He served with the U.S. Army Combat Engineers during the Second World War and, following the war, was a merchandise control manager for the U.S. Army Exchange Service in Salzburg ( Austria ). 


Donald R. Whitnah received his Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois ( Urbana ). From 1956 to 1959, he taught History at Valley City State College ( Valley City, North Dakota, United States ). 


He then joined the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa ( Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States ), where he was Head of the History Department from 1969 to 1988. He was then Acting Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences from 1989 to 1990. 


Dr Donald R. Whitnah retired in 1992. He died at the age of 77, at the Western Home Communities Martin Center ( Cedar Falls, Iowa ) from complications of Parkinson's disease. 


( source : scua.library.uni.edu )

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