Extensive pictorial anthology chronicles extraordinary career of the man who changed aviation history. Over 250 rare photographs, accompanied by detailed captions depict Lindbergh in childhood photos, shots of his "barnstorming" days, views of the young pilot examining damage to his Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" after crashing in 1923, and touring with the Spirit of St. Louis.
Over 250 rare photographs depict one of the greatest industrial feats of World War II: the massive production of American military aircraft. Photos show teams of workers turning out Boeing B-17 bombers in Seattle, huge B-24D Liberators at the Ford plant in Willow Run, F6F Grumman Hellcat fighters in Long Island, and much more.
Intriguing, fact-filled compendium covers virtually all "firsts" in the history of flight, from the first human being to fly, the first American president to fly, and the first baby born in an airplane to the date when rockets were first used in warfare, the first woman to command a space shuttle mission, more.
Profusely illustrated volume chronicles exciting saga of international race to make transatlantic flight a reality. Over 250 rare photographs - many previously unpublished - trace a host of flight attempts, including those made in lighter-than-air balloons, U.S. Navy's "flying boats," Lindbergh's flight to Paris in 1927, Earhart's ill-fated attempt in 1937, and more.