The Flight of the Century Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-07-21
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Kessner takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest moments, explaining how what was essentially a publicity stunt became a turning point in history.

Author Biography

Thomas Kessner is Distinguished Professor of History at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of many books, including Capital City: New York City and the Men Behind America's Rise to Dominance, 1860-1900, and Fiorello H. LaGuardia and the Making of Modern New York, which was a New York Times Notable Book.

Table of Contents

Lindbergh's Mapp. x
Editor's Notep. xii
Introductionp. xv
You're Your Own Bossp. 1
Acolyte of the Airp. 20
Aviation Takes Flightp. 44
Intricate Perfectionp. 59
Flight of the Centuryp. 84
Vive Lindbergh! Vive l'Américain!p. 98
It Touched Off Aviationp. 122
Airship Diplomacyp. 145
The Lindbergh Erap. 164
ôWeö Now a Triop. 180
As One Gains Fame One Loses Lifep. 201
Epilogue: The End of Heroesp. 224
Acknowledgmentsp. 241
Notesp. 243
Selected Bibliographyp. 289
Indexp. 293
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