The Balloonists: The History of the First Aeronauts

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First published in 1966 as The Aeronauts: A History of Ballooning 1783-1903 , this book is a complete history of balloons and the intrepid men who flew in them. Beginning in 1783, the year in which balloons first took flight, it ends in 1903, the year in which the Wright Brothers first heavier-than-air flight at Kittyhawk changed the history of aviation for ever. The exploits of balloonists attracted the attention and admiration of the masses like nothing before: within weeks of the first flights, its form featured in ...

The Balloonists: The History of the First Aeronauts 2006, Sutton Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780750942027

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