If you've always been in awe of those daring pilots of the 20th Century who brought us from the earliest forms of flying to today's space program, you'll love this book. The authors wisely begin with legends of flight from Icarus on to the first successful attempts at flying with hot air balloon. With each new era, there were new frontiers of flight to conquer. You'll see pictures from the Wright Brothers' first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, through the barnstorming days of the early 1900's, the first planes used in combat in World War I and World War II, all the way up to the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station, the history of flight is presented with tributes to both the men and the machines in this fantastic picture book. Its the kind of book you can read over and over again, just to learn more about how those brave men and women (we can't forget Amelia, can we?) gave us this amazing legacy and inspiring technology.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our January, 2008 issue.
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