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The Resource The flight of the century : Charles Lindbergh & the rise of American aviation, Thomas Kessner

The flight of the century : Charles Lindbergh & the rise of American aviation, Thomas Kessner

Label
The flight of the century : Charles Lindbergh & the rise of American aviation
Title
The flight of the century
Title remainder
Charles Lindbergh & the rise of American aviation
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Kessner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris ushered in America's age of commercial aviation. Thomas Kessner takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest moments, explaining how what was essentially a publicity stunt became a turning point in history. He vividly recreates the flight itself and the euphoric reaction to it on both sides of the Atlantic, and argues that Lindbergh's amazing feat occurred just when the world--still struggling with the disillusionment of WWI--desperately needed a hero to restore a sense of optimism and innocence
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kessner, Thomas
Dewey number
  • 629.130092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pivotal moments in American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lindbergh, Charles A.
  • Air pilots
  • Aeronautics
Target audience
adult
Label
The flight of the century : Charles Lindbergh & the rise of American aviation, Thomas Kessner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
You're your own boss -- Acolyte of the air -- Aviation takes flight -- Intricate perfection -- Flight of the century -- Vive Lindbergh! vive l'Americain! -- It touched off aviation -- Airship diplomacy -- The Lindbergh era -- "We" now a trio -- As one gains fame one loses life
Control code
ocn466361834
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195320190
Lccn
2010006082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
  • 629.130092 L64 ; XX-N ; PA1105B2(jll).
  • Rev.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 466361834
  • (OCoLC)466361834
Label
The flight of the century : Charles Lindbergh & the rise of American aviation, Thomas Kessner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
You're your own boss -- Acolyte of the air -- Aviation takes flight -- Intricate perfection -- Flight of the century -- Vive Lindbergh! vive l'Americain! -- It touched off aviation -- Airship diplomacy -- The Lindbergh era -- "We" now a trio -- As one gains fame one loses life
Control code
ocn466361834
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195320190
Lccn
2010006082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
  • 629.130092 L64 ; XX-N ; PA1105B2(jll).
  • Rev.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 466361834
  • (OCoLC)466361834

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