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Who's who in aviation history : 500 biographies / William H. Longyard
Bib ID 1626848
Format BookBook
Author
Longyard, William H
 
Description Novato, CA : Presidio, 1994 
203 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0891415564
Summary

With entries ranging from Ben L. Abruzzo - millionaire American balloonist who conquered the Pacific - to Count Ferdinand Adolf August Heinrich von Zeppelin - creator of the stately dirigibles that so majestically sailed the skies - Who's Who in Aviation History is a necessary reference for all libraries and an important addition to the collections of aviation enthusiasts and history buffs.

Much more than a dusty compilation of facts and figures, this volume by William H. Longyard groups highly entertaining and informative entries on more than 500 important figures in aviation history. The author has included people from around the world and from all branches of aviation. The subjects range from pioneer fliers and inventors right up to the present day. Included are designers, fighter pilots, record breakers, and anyone else who has left their mark on the world of aviation. More than a dry compilation of "just the facts," the upbeat style of Who's Who highlights the color and flavor of the lives of these exciting people. Who's Who in Aviation History is the result of many years of intensive research and fills an important gap in aviation literature.

Subjects Aeronautics -- Biography.  |  Aeronautics -- History.

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