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Airship Roma Disaster In Hampton Roads The

Author : Nancy E. Sheppard
ISBN : 9781467119207
Genre : History
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In March 1921, Major John G. Thornell and his crew were detailed to Italy to procure a new experimental airship for the United States Army Air Service. Stationed at Langley Field in Hampton, the ROMA never lived up to expectations despite being heralded as the future of military innovation. Tragically, it crashed and erupted in a ball of fire in 1922, claiming the lives of thirty-four of the brave men aboard. Author Nancy E. Sheppard reveals the forgotten, harrowing story of one of the last great airships and those who sacrificed for the promise of a new era in aviation.

The New International Year Book

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ISBN : UCBK:C109516484
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The New International Year Book

Author : Frank Moore Colby
ISBN : UOM:39015068323594
Genre : Yearbooks
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Investigation Of Dirigible Disasters

Author : United States. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters
ISBN : UOM:39015023077350
Genre : Aircraft accidents
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Investigation Of Dirigible Disasters

Author : United States. Congress. Investigate Dirigible Disasters Joint Committee
ISBN : STANFORD:36105045214488
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Lighter Than Air

Author : Tom D. Crouch
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131762176
Genre : Transportation
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This richly illustrated book chronicles lighter-than-air flight from Archimedes’ discovery of the principle of buoyancy to the latest in sport balloons and plans for future airships. Far more than a timeline of events, Lighter Than Air focuses on the people—flamboyant and daring, heroes and scoundrels—who made history in the sky. Here are the eighteenth-century pioneers who first took to the skies, the peripatetic aeronauts who criss-crossed two continents a century later, the airmen who manned the great rigid airships, and the intrepid balloonists who flew their craft across oceans and continents in the years following World War II. The first half of the volume recounts the invention of the balloon, the golden age of the professional aerial showmen in Europe and America, the use of balloons for aerial reconnaissance, and the key role of balloons in scientific research. The second half presents the rich tale of the airship from eighteenth-century dreams to twentieth-century reality. These chapters describe the early development of the pressure airship, the emergence of the rigid airship and its golden age in the first half of the twentieth century, and the military and civil applications of these aerial behemoths. The author concludes by discussing modern blimps, sport balloons, and dreams of a future for airships. The highly accessible text is complemented with a wealth of prints and photos from the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., the Museé de l’Air et de l'Espace at Le Bourget, the Zepplin-Museum at Zepplinheim, and the Imperial War Museum in London. Written by award-winning aeronautical historian Tom D. Crouch, Lighter Than Air brings to life the color and excitement of buoyant flight.

Day By Day

Author : Rodney P. Carlisle
ISBN : PSU:000064158907
Genre : History
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Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, the period from 1920 to 1929 witnessed such momentous events as the crash of the stock market, Prohibition, the Harlem Renaissance, the Scopes "Monkey Trial," and the first feature-length motion picture with a soundtrack. Day by Day: The Twenties is a comprehensive two-volume set presenting a complete, accessible chronology of this pivotal decade. This unique new title documents the major events of the period as they unfolded each day, including the defining social, economic, political, and cultural issues of the time. Comprehensive daily coverage is divided into 10 sections: World Affairs; Europe; Africa and the Middle East; The Americas; Asia and the Pacific; U.S. Politics and Social Issues; U.S. Foreign Policy and Defense; U.S. Economy and Environment; Science, Technology, and Nature; and Culture, Leisure, and Lifestyle.

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