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Название: Conquistadors of the Sky: A History of Aviation in Latin America Автор: Mr. Dan Hagedorn Издательство: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Год: 2008 Формат: PDF Страниц: 624 Для сайта:xn--80aaaaaidsdcpoa4ab1akjr0dlw7f4a5q.xn--p1ai Размер: 153,9 МБ Язык: Английский
"An invaluable contribution which ranges from Aztecan myths through the civil and military histories of all Latin American countries down to the current headaches involved in stemming the drug traffic. A book for scholars and buffs alike."--Aviation History "Especially valuable for readers interested in Latin America and the history of aviation in general."--Choice "A highlight reel of first flights, followed by a delineation of Latin America's place in the aviation world."--Gary Kuhn, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Heralded by Brazilians as the "Father of Flight," Alberto Santos-Dumont made the first of several spectacular flights in his lighter-than-air dirigible in France in 1901, two years before the Wright brothers' first fixed-wing flight in North Carolina. Though they are often overlooked, Santos-Dumont and others in Latin America played a key role in the development of aviation. This generously illustrated book tells their story.