Aviation's Golden Age

Aviation's Golden Age

Portraits from the 1920s and 1930s

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232 pp, 22 photos, 1 drawing

"This volume will offer new and important insights into aspects of the management of civil and military aviation during one of the most crucial periods of its development."—Tom D. Crouch

What do the inventor of the Model T, two world-renowned art and philanthropy moguls, and a past U.S. president have to do with flying?

Henry Ford, Daniel and Harry Guggenheim, and Herbert Hoover all made pivotal contributions to the burgeoning field of aeronautics during an age when Lindbergh, Earhart, Maitland, and Macready captured the hearts and the spirits of the American people. Few people, then or now, were aware of the impact on aviation made by these and other earthbound individuals. Aviation's Golden Age examines the feats and accomplishments of these forgotten men. Eight of the nation's leading experts in aviation history have contributed these fascinating portraits. Also included are over twenty historical photographs that capture the excitement of the era.