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The Spectacle of Flight: Aviation and the Western Imagination, 1920-1950

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In the decades following the First World War, when aviation was still a revelation, flight was perceived as a spectacle to delight the eyes and stimulate the imagination. Robert Wohl takes us back to this time, recapturing the achievements of pioneering aviators and exploring flight as a source of cultural inspiration in the United States and Europe. Wohl begins the story of aviation in this era with a fresh account of Charles Lindbergh's dramatic New York-Paris flight in 1927, then goes on to discuss how Mussolini ...

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0300106920

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9780300106923

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The Spectacle of Flight: Aviation and the Western Imagination, 1920-1950
2007, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300122657

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The Spectacle of Flight: Aviation and the Western Imagination, 1920-1950
2005, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300106923

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