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Glenn Curtiss

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Glenn Curtiss

Pioneer of Aviation

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Glenn Curtiss by Alden Hatch
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A classic biography returns to print after 60 years!Although the Wright Brothers are remembered for performing the first human flight, Glenn Curtiss stands as the most important aviator in American history. Like his friend Alexander Graham Bell, Curtiss was a master inventor as well as a daredevil. He won the first airplane race in history (the 1909 Gordon Bennett Cup), and he was the first pilot to take off from and land an airplane on the deck of a ship. He invented the twin flying boat, which became a mainstay for the Allies during the First World War, and his NC-4 Flying Boat performed the first transatlantic flight in 1919-eight years before Charles Lindbergh's flight. Curtiss planes eventually trained 95 percent of all American pilots in the first half of the 20th century. Fans of aviation, history and compelling biographies of famous Americans such as Howard Hughes will be delighted to read about Glenn Curtiss.

Author Biography

Alden Hatch was a prolific author of biographies for a popular audience, including biographies of FDR and Dwight Eisenhower.
Release date Australia
November 1st, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
The Lyons Press
Pages
290
Dimensions
140x210x19
ISBN-13
9781599211459
Product ID
1932182

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