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Winged Gospel

Winged Gospel - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0801869624

Cover of Winged Gospel 01 (ISBN 978-0801869624)
ISBN13: 978-0801869624
ISBN10: 0801869625

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Published: 2001
International: No

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Winged Gospel - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0801869624

Joseph J. Corn

ISBN13: 978-0801869624
ISBN10: 0801869625

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

From the day when two bicycle mechanics made the first flight at Kitty Hawk until the end of World War II, Americans invested extraordinary hope in airplanes, expecting them to revolutionize daily life and transform the world. For many, the flying machine became a virtual god. Exploring these early years of aviation, Joseph Corn describes the fascinating, and often bizarre, plans for the future of manned flight (including the Depression-era dream of "an airplane in every garage") and brings back to life the famous and lesser-known aviators who became American heroes--Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Calbraith P. Rodgers, and many others. Rich in colorful detail, The Winged Gospel: America's Romance with Aviation provides a vivid picture of America in the first half of the century and the exuberant and often utopian response to a major new technology.

Author Bio

Corn, Joseph J. : Stanford University

Joseph J. Corn is a senior lecturer in the department of history at Stanford University. He is the co-author of Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future, available from Johns Hopkins.

Table of Contents

Preface to The Johns Hopkins Edition
Preface to the Original Edition

I "The Moment of Miracle" : Americans Greet the Airplane
II "A New Sign in the Heavens" : The Prophetic Creed of Flight
III "Let Your Airmindedness be Shown Forth Among Men" : Evangelizing for Aviation
IV Making Flying "Thinkable" : Women Pilots and the Selling of Aviation
V "An Airplane in Every Garage?" The Gospel's Most Pervasive Promise
VI Adults and the "Winged Superchildren of Tomorrow"
VII Epilogue

Notes
Index

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