Wright to Fly
Celebrating 100 Years of Powered Flight
Hardcover ISBN: 1899808760
Richly illustrated with paintings by noted aviation artists, this informative tribute to one hundred years of aviation ranges from the Wright brothers' first successful flight in 1903 to the present day, capturing the extraordinary innovations in aircraft and aviation technology over the past century.
In Search of Wilbur & Orville Wright
Hardcover ISBN: 1400049121
Drawing on letters, diaries, eyewitness accounts, oral histories, and other primary source material, this incisive portrait focuses on the accomplishments of the Wilbur and Orville Wright, in a volume celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of their first successful flight at Kitty Hawk. 75,000 first printing.
The Life, Legend and Madness of Howard Hughes
Hardcover ISBN: 0393075133
Penetrating the mythology surrounding the bizarre life of the billionaire businessman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative team portrays Howard Hughes as a man who, in time, came to be ruled by his madness
Straight on Till Morning
A Biography of Beryl Markham
Hardcover ISBN: 0312010966
Profiles a remarkable twentieth-century woman who became Africa's first female thoroughbred trainer and its first female bush pilot, her turbulent private life, and her flight--the first of its kind--from England to North America
The F/A-18 Hornet Story
Hardcover ISBN: 0752462695
The story of the revolutionary strike-fighter which has been at the forefront of American air combat for nearly three decades From failed Air Force fighter to the Navy's "universal soldier," this history chronicles the evolution of the Hornet. Built to replace both the A-7 Corsair II light attack aircraft and the F-4 Phantom II fighter in Navy service, the F/A-18 evolved from Northrop's YF-17 in the late 1970s. Production aircraft reached the Navy in May 1980, with the Marine Corps receiving Hornets two years later. More than 800 examples would eventually be built for American service, with a further 500 aircraft being sold to seven export customers. Earning its battle spurs in April 1986 flying strike missions against Libya from U.S. carriers in the Mediterranean, the Hornet would subsequently participate in Operation Desert Storm five years later and the various "policing" operations in Iraq and the Balkans that followed. Still very much in frontline use with the Navy and Marine Corps today, the "legacy" Hornet, as all non-Super Hornet variants have been dubbed, provides the backbone for carrier-based naval aviation.
A True Story of Courage
Hardcover ISBN: 0316105848
A chilling true story of World War II describes the story of eight young American airmen who were shot down over Chichi Jima, one of whom was rescued by an American submarine and went on to become president of the United States, and the other seven who were captured by Japanese troops and whose fate has remained a secret for nearly sixty years. 500,000 first printing.