Anthony Fokker

Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
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ISBN : 1588346153
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (588 users)

Download or read book Anthony Fokker written by Marc Dierikx and published by Smithsonian Institution. This book was released on 2018-04-03 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comprehensive biography of Anthony Fokker, the famed Dutch pilot and daredevil aviator Anthony Fokker: The Flying Dutchman Who Shaped American Aviation tells the larger-than-life true story of maverick pilot and aircraft manufacturer Anthony Fokker. Fokker came from an affluent Dutch family and developed a gift for tinkering with mechanics. Despite not receiving a traditional education, he stumbled his way into aviation as a young stunt pilot in Germany in 1910. He survived a series of spectacular airplane crashes and rose to fame within a few years. A combination of industrial espionage, luck, and deception then propelled him to become Germany's leading aircraft manufacturer during World War I, making him a multimillionaire by his midtwenties. When the German Revolution swept the country in 1918 and 1919, Fokker made a spectacular escape to the United States. He set up business in New York and New Jersey in 1921, and shortly thereafter became the world's largest aircraft manufacturer. The U.S. Army and Navy acquired his machines, and his factories equipped legendary carriers such as Pan American and TWA at the dawn of commercial air transport. Yet despite his astounding success, his empire collapsed in the late 1920s after a series of ill-conceived business decisions and deeply upsetting personal dramas. In 1927, aviator Richard Byrd solicited a Fokker three-engine plane to be the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic. The plane was damaged on a test flight and Charles Lindbergh beat him to it. Lindbergh's solo adventure in the Spirit of St. Louis earned him--and cost Fokker--a lasting place in the history books. Using previously undiscovered records and primary sources, Marc Dierikx traces Fokker's extraordinary life and celebrates his spectacular achievements.

Popular Science

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Pages : 146 pages
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Download or read book Popular Science written by and published by . This book was released on 1931-05 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

German Fighter Aircraft in World War I

Publisher : Casemate
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ISBN : 1612006205
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (612 users)

Download or read book German Fighter Aircraft in World War I written by Mark C. Wilkins and published by Casemate. This book was released on 2019-11-19 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This fully illustrated volume explores German military aviation during WWI through archival photographs and authentically detailed replicas. Fighter aircraft were developed during World War I at an unprecedented rate, as nascent air forces sought to achieve and maintain air supremacy. German manufacturers innovated at top speed, while constantly scrutinizing the development of new enemy aircraft. The Germans also utilized the concept of modular engineering, which allowed them to disassembled or reassembled their aircraft quickly in the field. The pinnacle of their aeronautical innovations was the iconic Fokker D VII—the only aircraft specifically mentioned in the Treaty of Versailles, which forbade Germany from building it after the war. German Fighter Aircraft in World War I explores how German fighter aircraft were developed during the war, the advancements and trials that made the Fokker D VII possible, and the different makes and types of aircraft. Using unpublished images including photographs of surviving aircraft, archive images, and models and replicas, this volume shows details of aircraft that were kept top secret during the war. Extensively illustrated with 140 photos and ten color profiles, this is will be essential reading for all WWI aviation enthusiasts and modelers.

World War I

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1851098798
Pages : 2454 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (851 users)

Download or read book World War I written by Spencer Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2005-10-01 with total page 2454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alphabetically arranged entries, supplemented with maps and primary documents, provide a complete history of the First World War.

Prominent Dutch American Entrepreneurs

Publisher : IAP
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ISBN : 1617355011
Pages : 211 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (617 users)

Download or read book Prominent Dutch American Entrepreneurs written by C. Carl Pegels and published by IAP. This book was released on 2011-08-01 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book presents the stories of the more successful Dutch American entrepreneurs, active in the United States, with some going back as far as 400 years. The majority of the entrepreneurs covered in the book were active during the past 150 years. Each of the individuals covered represent an enterprise that was well known during its respective era. In some of the cases the individuals were better known than the enterprises they represented, and some became historic figures. Some of the more famous Dutch American entrepreneurs are Cornelius Vanderbilt, and his son William Vanderbilt, transportation entrepreneurs in the nineteenth century. Also famous during the early nineteenth century was DeWitt Clinton, the driving force behind the building of the Erie Canal. During the twentieth century, there were such famous Dutch American entrepreneurs as Cecil B. DeMille, Darryl Zanuck, and others in the entertainment industry. The most successful entrepreneurs, still alive today, are the billionaire businessmen, the Koch brothers, who own the multibillion dollar Koch Industries, an oil and chemical industry firm. The book’s audience consists of academics, the public, and specifically the Dutch American public, numbering from 6 to 10 million people. The book is also an important source book and reader for college courses in Entrepreneurship, American History, Culture, Society and Economy.

Sky As Frontier

Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
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ISBN : 9781585444199
Pages : 284 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (444 users)

Download or read book Sky As Frontier written by David T. Courtwright and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A look at how aviation's frontier lasted only a scant 3 decades, then vanished as commercial and military imperatives made flying routine.

German and Austro-Hungarian Aircraft Manufacturers 1908-1918

Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
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ISBN : 1445637022
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (445 users)

Download or read book German and Austro-Hungarian Aircraft Manufacturers 1908-1918 written by Terry C. Treadwell and published by Amberley Publishing Limited. This book was released on 2010-12-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Profusely illustrated history of German and Austrian Aircraft of the First World War.

LIFE

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Pages : 62 pages
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Download or read book LIFE written by and published by . This book was released on 1938-08-22 with total page 62 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

The American Aviation Experience

Publisher : SIU Press
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ISBN : 9780809323715
Pages : 462 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (323 users)

Download or read book The American Aviation Experience written by Tim Brady and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A chronological history of American aviation is followed by coverage of such topical themes as balloons and dirigibles, government in aviation, and military airpower developments.

World War I: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes]

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1851099654
Pages : 2307 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (851 users)

Download or read book World War I: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] written by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-10-28 with total page 2307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering exhaustive coverage, detailed analyses, and the latest historical interpretations of events, this expansive, five-volume encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and detailed reference source on the First World War available today. • Provides comprehensive coverage of the causes of the war that allows readers to fully understand the complex origins of such a monumental conflict • Supplies detailed analyses and explanations of the events before, during, and after World War I, such as how the results of the war set the stage for the global Great Depression of the 1930s, as well as detailed biographical data on key military and civilian individuals during World War I • Includes a chronologically organized document volume that enables students to examine the sources of historical information firsthand • Covers all key battles, land and sea, and their impacts, as well as the critical technological developments that affected the war's outcomes

Best of the National Air and Space Museum

Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
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ISBN : 1588345815
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (588 users)

Download or read book Best of the National Air and Space Museum written by F. Robert van der Linden and published by Smithsonian Institution. This book was released on 2016-06-28 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Experience the thrill of flying some of the world's most important airplanes and spacecraft. Best of the National Air and Space Museum provides unprecedented access to the most popular museum in the world. The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum hosts an average of seven million visits every year. The Udvar-Hazy Center—three football fields long and ten stories high—receives more than one million visits annually. Best of the National Air and Space Museum features the best of both museums, from the Challenger space shuttle and the Wright flyer to the Spirit of St. Louis and the stealth bomber. Robert Van der Linden, curator of aeronautics, has selected the most important, popular, and just plain impressive aircraft and spacecraft from the collections of both museums to be showcased in this beautiful book. Each page spread includes intriguing facts of the item's design, use, mission, specifications, and dimensions. A must-have for space and aviation buffs.

Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History [4 volumes]

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1598849816
Pages : 1797 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (598 users)

Download or read book Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History [4 volumes] written by David T. Zabecki Ph.D. and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-10-28 with total page 1797 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by experts for use by nonexperts, this monumental work probes Germany's "Genius for War" and the unmistakable pattern of tactical and operational innovation and excellence evident throughout the nation's military history. • Pulls together all the historical military threads that resulted in modern Germany • Examines wars, battles, leaders, weapons, and strategy and tactics • Features contributors from 14 countries, including official historians from America, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Estonia • Offers biographies of selected German military leaders who made significant contributions in non-German wars, such as Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Christian von Zweibrücken, and Johann Gottlieb Rall (American Revolution) and Carl Schurz (American Civil War) • Includes 77 original documents, more than half of which were translated into English for the first time for this encyclopedia

The Aircraft Book

Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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ISBN : 0241522439
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

Download or read book The Aircraft Book written by DK and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2021-03-04 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Take an action-included flight through the history of aircraft and the intrepid pioneers who made a dream become reality. Featuring more than 800 of the greatest commercial and military aircraft ever made, this visual celebration of aeroplanes and aviation traces the history of flight over the past century. With examples of the latest aircraft from around the world, The Aircraft Book takes you on an action-packed ride through to the 21st century, from the first prototypes to today's supersonic jets. Explore stunning photographic galleries of planes, helicopters, and airships, each accompanied by its vital statistics. See inside legendary planes such as the Gipsy Moth, Spitfire, and Concorde, with virtual tours of each key model, from the exterior to the cockpit. Discover the details of aircraft engines from manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce and Rotax to see what powers a great aircraft's performance. And find out how famous marques such as Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Aviation enthusiasts of all stripes and ages will be captivated by DK's The Aircraft Book - a comprehensive and beautifully presented e-guide to the story of flight.

The History of Foreign Investment in the United States, 1914-1945

Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 0674045181
Pages : 1008 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (674 users)

Download or read book The History of Foreign Investment in the United States, 1914-1945 written by Mira WILKINS and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-30 with total page 1008 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mira Wilkins, the foremost authority on foreign investment in the United States, continues her magisterial history in a work covering the critical years 1914-1945. Wilkins includes all long-term inward foreign investments, both portfolio (by individuals and institutions) and direct (by multinationals), across such enterprises as chemicals and pharmaceuticals, textiles, insurance, banks and mortgage providers, other service sector companies, and mining and oil industries. She traces the complex course of inward investments, presents the experiences of the investors, and examines the political and economic conditions, particularly the range of public policies, that affected foreign investments. She also offers valuable discussions on the intricate cross-investments of inward and outward involvements and the legal precedents that had long-term consequences on foreign investment. At the start of World War I, the United States was a debtor nation. By the end of World War II, it was a creditor nation with the strongest economy in the world. Integrating economic, business, technological, legal, and diplomatic history, this comprehensive study is essential to understanding the internationalization of the American economy, as well as broader global trends.

Popular Science

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Pages : 154 pages
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Download or read book Popular Science written by and published by . This book was released on 1931-06 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134650205
Pages : 864 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

Download or read book Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology written by Lance Day and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-09-11 with total page 864 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Biographical Dictionary seeks to put the world of technology in the context of those who have made the most important contribution to it. For the first time information has been gathered on the people who have made the most significant advances in technology. From ancient times to the present day, the major inventors, discoverers and entrepreneurs from around the world are profiled, and their contribution to society explained and assessed. Structure The Dictionary presents descriptive and analytical biographies of its subjects in alphabetical order for ease of reference. Each entry provides detailed information on the individual's life, work and relevance to their particular field. * in the first part of the entry, the information will include the dates and places of the subject's birth and death, together with their nationality and their field of activity * in the main body of the entry there follows an account of their principal achievements and their significance in the history of technology, along with full details of appointments and honours * finally an annotated bibliography will direct the reader to the subject's principal writings and publications and to the most important secondary works which the reader can consult for further information. Special Features: * The first work in existence to examine technologists in detail * Contains over 1,500 entries giving detailed information * Extensive cross-references enable the reader to compare subjects and build up a picture of technological advance^ * Figures drawn from fields such as Aeronautics, Telecommunications, Architecture, Photography and Textiles

Contact!

Publisher : Courier Corporation
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ISBN : 9780486423272
Pages : 306 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (423 users)

Download or read book Contact! written by Henry Serrano Villard and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2002-01-01 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This informative account recaptures the thrill of the pioneering days of aviation, back before flying was taken for granted. Among the significant and colorful figures covered are the Wright Brothers, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Henry Farman, Glenn H. Curtiss, and other aviators from around the world. 84 black-and-white illustrations.