State Capitalism And Working Class Radicalism In The French Aircraft Industry

Author: Herrick Chapman
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520071254
Size: 17,12 MB
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"Using the example of the aircraft industry, which takes him like an arrow to the heart of many of the key conflicts in French life between 1936 and 1948, Herrick Chapman has written a penetrating and exceptionally well documented account of the way that France developed her present style of industrial relations, in which the state plays such a central role. No book I know so successfully integrates the history of aviation . . . with the political and social history of France. Both thorough and thoughtful, it is an impressive achievement."--Robert Wohl, University of California, Los Angeles "An unusual, innovative book based on impressive research that throws new light in a major way on twentieth-century French politics and society . . . one of the most interesting and original monographs in modern French history in a long time."--Robert O. Paxton, Columbia University "This is a breakthrough of considerable importance. [Chapman] will become the leading North American, perhaps even English-speaking, historian of contemporary France."--George Ross, Brandeis University

A Clash Of Military Cultures German French

Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428992499
Size: 18,56 MB
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Aviation Relations Between The United States And France

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Aviation
Size: 19,61 MB
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Air Warfare An International Encyclopedia A L

Author: Walter J. Boyne
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576073459
Size: 14,41 MB
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Written by more than 100 international scholars and experts, this encyclopedia chronicles the individuals, equipment, and drama of nearly a century of aerial combat.

An Air Power Bibliography

Author: Raymond Estep
Size: 20,86 MB
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Early French Aviation 1905 1930

Author: Graham M. Simons
Editor: Air World
ISBN: 9781526758743
Size: 18,39 MB
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France has been called the cradle of aviation by many - a fact that cannot be disputed, although some have tried. By the end of the 19th century, she led the world in lighter-than-air flight. Any concern about heavier-than-air flight was dismissed as inevitable, and France would achieve it in due course. By the time Blériot bravely enquired 'Which way is England?' the country was ready to redress any perceived shortfall. Besides leading European aviation, France was the nation that named all the parts of an aeroplane with words many of which we still use everywhere today. France was also the first nation to stage air exhibitions. Unlike their counterparts in Britain, Germany and America, French designers were thoroughly entrepreneurial and tried a wide variety of adventurous styles from pusher to canard and monoplane to multiplane. In 1909 the first Air Show was held at the Grand Palais. The 'Exposition Internationale de locomotion aérienne' ushered in what was to become an enduring tradition. Every year, the aircraft exhibitions were a massive success. The interior design by André Granet, who since his youth had been fascinated by flying, was such a success that the Automobile-Club subsequently commissioned Granet to do the same for the car shows. It is not surprising that all this derring-do, all these technological achievements and all this innovation drew reporters and photographers like moths to a flame. The men, the machines, the places and the events all were recorded, reported, reproduced and then were filed away. Hundreds of images appeared in print, but thousands were printed up only as contact prints from large-format glass negatives and then disappeared into albums to be forgotten about. In the mid-1990s the author came across one such treasure-trove; a number of dust-covered albums containing around five hundred images of aircraft, airships and expositions - it is doubtful if most have appeared in print before, so this will probably be the first time the events of these French pioneers have ever been showcased.

France Between The Wars

Author: Sian Reynolds
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134798318
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A History Of French Military Aviation

Author: Charles Christienne
Editor: Smithsonian Inst Press
Size: 12,93 MB
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Aviation And Airport Security

Author: Kathleen Sweet
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439894736
Size: 15,64 MB
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The Definitive Handbook on Terrorist Threats to Commercial Airline and Airport SecurityConsidered the definitive handbook on the terrorist threat to commercial airline and airport security, USAF Lieutenant Colonel Kathleen Sweet‘s seminal resource is now updated to include an analysis of modern day risks. She covers the history of aviation security

An English French Military Dictionary

Author: Bill St. Amour
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426996241
Size: 13,48 MB
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This book is the "greatest hits" compilation of more than 100 French books, journals, papers and articles. It contains more than 15000 key French economic, legal, medical, military, political, scientific, sociological terms and colloquial phrases. It also contains important abbreviations. One look will convince you, the student or interpreter, of the value of this work!