Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910

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NewSouth Books, 1 de abr de 2010 - 168 páginas
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In 1910, Orville and Wilbur Wright opened the first US civilian flight school in Montgomery, Alabama. The Wright Brothers hoped to find a climate warmer and more hospitable to flying than their company base of snowy Dayton, Ohio, even as forward-thinking Montgomerians heralded the school as a way to rise above the shadow of the Civil War. Author Julie Hedgepeth Williams chronicles the short life of this flight school as seen mainly through the eyes of the Alabama press, whose reporting and sometimes mis-reporting “reflected the misconceptions, hopes, dreams, and fears about aviation in 1910, painting a picture of a time when flight was untested, unsteady, and unavailable to most people.”
 

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Acknowledgments
9
The Yearbook That Never Was
13
Runway to the Future 1910
21
The School is Founded
38
The Great Spectator Sport
59
The Professor at Work
79
The Students and the Student Teacher
98
Whatever Happened to the Class of 1910?
117
Notes
142
Index
158
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Julie Hedgepeth Williams is a journalism professor at Samford University. She received a B.A. in English and history from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, and a Masters in Journalism and a Ph.D in Mass Communications from the University of Alabama.

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