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The Resource The flight of the century : Charles Lindbergh & the rise of American aviation, Thomas Kessner

The flight of the century : Charles Lindbergh & the rise of American aviation, Thomas Kessner

Label
The flight of the century : Charles Lindbergh & the rise of American aviation
Title
The flight of the century
Title remainder
Charles Lindbergh & the rise of American aviation
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Kessner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris ushered in America's age of commercial aviation. Thomas 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. He vividly recreates the flight itself and the euphoric reaction to it on both sides of the Atlantic, and argues that Lindbergh's amazing feat occurred just when the world--still struggling with the disillusionment of WWI--desperately needed a hero to restore a sense of optimism and innocence. Kessner also shows how new forms of mass media made Lindbergh into the most famous international celebrity of his time, casting him in the role of a humble yet dashing American hero of rural origins and traditional values. --from publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kessner, Thomas
Dewey number
  • 629.130092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL540.L5
LC item number
K385 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pivotal moments in American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lindbergh, Charles A.
  • Air pilots
  • Aeronautics
Label
The flight of the century : Charles Lindbergh & the rise of American aviation, Thomas Kessner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
You're your own boss -- Acolyte of the air -- Aviation takes flight -- Intricate perfection -- Flight of the century -- Vive Lindbergh! vive l'Americain! -- It touched off aviation -- Airship diplomacy -- The Lindbergh era -- "We" now a trio -- As one gains fame one loses life
Control code
ocn466361834
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 313 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195320190
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006082
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)466361834
Label
The flight of the century : Charles Lindbergh & the rise of American aviation, Thomas Kessner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
You're your own boss -- Acolyte of the air -- Aviation takes flight -- Intricate perfection -- Flight of the century -- Vive Lindbergh! vive l'Americain! -- It touched off aviation -- Airship diplomacy -- The Lindbergh era -- "We" now a trio -- As one gains fame one loses life
Control code
ocn466361834
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 313 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195320190
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006082
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)466361834

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