The Winged Gospel

Author: Joseph J. Corn
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801869624
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Exploring these early years of aviation, Joseph Corn describes the fascinating, and often bizarre, plans for the future of manned flight and brings back to life the famous and lesser-known aviators who became American heroes.

To Fill Skies W Pilots Pb

Author: PISANO DOMINICK A
Editor: Smithsonian
ISBN: 1560989181
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Launched in 1939, the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was one of the largest government-sponsored vocational education programs of its time. In To Fill the Skies with Pilots, Dominick A. Pisano explores the successes and failures of the program, from its conception as a hybrid civilian-military mandate in peacetime, through the war years, and into the immediate postwar period. As originally conceived, the CPTP would serve both war-preparedness goals and New Deal economic ends. Using the facilities of colleges, universities, and commercial flying schools, the CPTP was designed to provide a pool of civilian pilots for military service in the event of war. The program also sought to give an economic boost to the light-plane industry and the network of small airports and support services associated with civilian aviation. As Pisano demonstrates, the CPTP's multiple objectives ultimately contributed to its demise. Although the program did train tens of thousands of pilots who later flew during the war (mostly in noncombat missions), military leaders faulted the project for not being more in line with specific recruitment and training needs. After attempting to adjust to these needs, the CPTP then faced a difficult and ultimately unsuccessful transition back to civilian purposes in the postwar era. By charting the history of the CPTP, Pisano sheds new light on the politics of aviation during these pivotal years as well as on civil-military relations and New Deal policy making.

Winged Crusade

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Winged Shield Winged Sword

Author: Bernard C. Nalty
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Beskriver de amerikanske flystyrkers historiske udvikling i perioden 1907-1950.

Winged Shield Winged Sword 1950 1997

Author: Bernard C. Nalty
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Aerospace America

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American Studies In Scandinavia

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Annual Meeting And Banquet Of The Pennsylvania Scotch Irish Society

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The Primitive Methodist Magazine

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The Presbyterian Quarterly

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The Church School Journal

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Taking Off

Author: Jonathan Coopersmith
Editor: AIAA
ISBN: 9781563476105
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2003 marks the centennial of manned flight, a major anniversary for an Earth-shattering accomplishment. The papers contained in this volume were presented at the 2003 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting.

To Touch The Face Of God

Author: Kendrick Oliver
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421408341
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"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth..." In 1968 the world watched as Earth rose over the moonscape, televised from the orbiting Apollo 8 mission capsule. Radioing back to Houston on Christmas Eve, astronauts recited the first ten verses from the book of Genesis. In fact, many of the astronauts found space flight to be a religious experience. To Touch the Face of God is the first book-length historical study of the relationship between religion and the U.S. space program. Kendrick Oliver explores the role played by religious motivations in the formation of the space program and discusses the responses of religious thinkers such as Paul Tillich and C. S. Lewis. Examining the attitudes of religious Americans, Oliver finds that the space program was a source of anxiety as well as inspiration. It was not always easy for them to tell whether it was a godly or godless venture. Grounded in original archival research and the study of participant testimonies, this book also explores one of the largest petition campaigns of the post-war era. Between 1969 and 1975, more than eight million Americans wrote to NASA expressing support for prayer and bible-reading in space. Oliver’s study is rigorous and detailed but also contemplative in its approach, examining the larger meanings of mankind’s first adventures in "the heavens."

From The Wright Brothers To Top Gun

Author: Michael Paris
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The cinema and aviation developed alongside each other, and were both products of the technology and imagination of the early 20th century. This book examines the ways in which aeroplanes and flying have been portrayed in the many different genres within popular cinema, from Hollywood epics to comedy spoofs to modern tragedies. It covers over 500 American and British films, including, The Dambusters, The High and the Mighty, Airplane, Top Gun and The Shadowmakers.

Space Amern Imagination

Author: Howard E. McCurdy
Editor: Smithsonian Inst Press
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Examining popular images that have helped motivate the most ambitious civil space program in the world, McCurdy argues that the spacefaring dream tapped into several of America's most deeply rooted cultural ideals. He also explains how space advocates, playing on the public's Cold War fears, convinced politicians that control of space meant control of the earth.He also contends that the gaps between expectations and reality led to public policy obligated to entertain as well as inform. 43 photos.

Technology Transport And Travel In American History

Author: Robert C. Post
Editor: Amer Historical Assn
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Robert C. Post explores the political, social, and economic implications behind technological developments throughout American history.

The American Urban Airport Of The Interwar Years

Author: Nathan Marsak
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Reaching For The High Frontier

Author: Michael A. G. Michaud
Editor: Greenwood
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Reaching for the High Frontier tells the story of the pro-space movement from the end of the moon landing program to the beginning of the space station program. It describes the origins, constituencies, and goals of the various groups in the movement, and reviews their tactics, successes, and the opportunities they may have missed.