Wings of Madness

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This is a biography of a now forgotten aeronaut, Alberto Santos-Dumont, who, in 1901, was a household name. The author compares his public experimentation with the secretive trials of his contemporaries, the Wright Brothers. Wings of Madness is a fascinating examination of the eccentric characters and lethal pratfalls that were the early history of aviation.

 

 

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Published

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Century

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(US) $24.95
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ISBN
(US) 0786866594

Format
Hardback

Pages
315

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