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Glenn Curtiss, Pioneer of Flight
Glenn Curtiss, Pioneer of Flight
by Cecil R. Roseberry
Paperback from Syracuse Univ Pr (Sd)
 
Hero of the Air: Glenn Curtiss and the Birth of Naval Aviation
Hero of the Air: Glenn Curtiss and the Birth of Naval Aviation
by William F. Trimble
Hardcover from Naval Institute Press
 
Glenn Curtiss: Pioneer of Aviation
Glenn Curtiss: Pioneer of Aviation
by Alden Hatch
Paperback from The Lyons Press
 
Unlocking the Sky: Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the Race to Invent the Airplane
Unlocking the Sky: Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the Race to Invent the Airplane
by Seth Shulman
Paperback from Harper Perennial
-09-16
 
Hell-Rider to King of the Air: Glenn Curtiss Life of Innovation
Hell-Rider to King of the Air: Glenn Curtiss' Life of Innovation
by Kirk W. House
Hardcover from Society of Automotive Engineers Inc
 
The Curtiss Aviation Book
The Curtiss Aviation Book
by Glenn H. Curtiss
Paperback from Grierson Press
 
Pendulum II: The Story of America s Three Aviation Pioneers: Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Glenn Curtiss
Pendulum II: The Story of America's Three Aviation Pioneers: Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Glenn Curtiss
by Jack Carpenter
Paperback from Arsdalen, Bosch & Co.
 
Flyboys over Hampton Roads (VA): Glenn Curtiss s Southern Experiment
Flyboys over Hampton Roads (VA): Glenn Curtiss's Southern Experiment
by Amy Waters Yarsinske
Paperback from The History Press
 
Pendulum: The story of America s three aviation pioneers--Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Glenn Curtiss, the Henry Ford of aviation
Pendulum: The story of America's three aviation pioneers--Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Glenn Curtiss, the Henry Ford of aviation
by Jack Carpenter
Paperback from Arsdalen, Bosch & Co
 
A dream of Araby: Glenn H. Curtiss and the founding of Opa-locka
by Frank S FitzGerald-Bush
Library Binding from South Florida Archaeological Museum
 
Glenn Curtiss, Pioneer of Flight
by Cecil R. Roseberry
Paperback Reprint edition (August 1991)
Syracuse Univ Pr (Trade); ISBN: 0815602642

Glenn H. Curtiss : Aviation Pioneer
by Charles R. Mitchell, et al 
Paperback - 128 pages
Arcadia; ISBN: 0738505196

The Curtiss Hs Flying Boats (Profiles in Aeronautical History, Part 1)
by K. M. Molson, A. J. Shortt (Contributor)
Paperback: 147 pages
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557501424;

Unlocking The Sky : Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the Race to Invent the Airplane
by Seth Shulman
In the American imagination, Wilbur and Orville Wright are "earnest, young bicycle builders who attacked an age-old technological problem with fresh, ingenious thinking and dedication." There is plenty of truth to this, writes Seth Shulman, but it also obscures an important fact: The first flyers were so secretive and desperate to cash in on their invention that their behavior actually "retarded" the development of aviation. One of their most brutish acts involved a punishing legal fight with Glenn Hammond Curtiss, the inventor of the aileron (wing flaps that stabilize an aircraft in flight), retractable landing gear, pontoons, and much else. Unlocking the Sky suggests that Curtiss deserves at least near-equal billing with the brothers from Dayton. He performed the first public flight in the United States, sold the first commercial airplane, and piloted the first flight from one American city to another. "Curtiss surely belongs in the pantheon of America's greatest entrepreneurial inventors," writes Shulman. Yet he's virtually forgotten today, except by aficionados of aviation history. He comes across as a pioneering hero on these pages--and the Wright brothers as thuggish would-be monopolizers. This may be revisionist history, but it's a history that perhaps could stand revising. --John J. Miller - Amazon.com
Hardcover from HarperCollins

 

Glenn Curtiss

Curtiss, Glenn Hammond (1878-1930), American aviator and inventor.
In 1907 (some sources say 1904) he rode a V8 powered motorcycle of his own design to the previously unheard of speed of 136 mph on a Florida beach, earning himself the title of "The fastest man alive". His involvement in aviation began when he flew a Curtiss powered Baldwin airship solo without any serious prior instruction. In 1907 he partnered with Alexander Grahame Bell to form the Aerial Experiment Association, and made his first powered flight on his 30th birthday, 21st May 1908,  in White Wing. In 1908 he won a prize for being the first for being first to fly in a straight line for more than a kilometer. In 1909 he won the international aviation meet at Reims, France, flying an airplane he had designed himself. Curtiss designed and built a number of the earliest seaplanes and flying boats. In 1919 his NC-4 became the first aeroplane to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
 
 
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