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Glenn Curtiss, pioneer of flight

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Published by Syracuse University Press in Syracuse, N.Y .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Curtiss,, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930.,
  • Aeronautics -- United States -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

StatementC.R. Roseberry.
LC ClassificationsTL540.C9 R67 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 514 p. :
Number of Pages514
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1534562M
ISBN 100815602642
LC Control Number91012413

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A sympathetic biography of a neglected pioneer of aviation and engines. The bigger victory of the Wright Brothers is not their court patent victory. It is the fact that the average school history text concedes a paragraph or two to the Wright brothers in recounting the history of aviation, and gives none to Glenn Curtiss/5(2). Glenn Curtiss was indeed a great pioneer of aviation but you would never know it having read this book. It is almost completely devoid of information about the technical aspects of his inventions, the development of his airplanes, and aircraft engines. Instead this book droned on and and on about winning prize money/5(17). Glenn Hammond Curtiss, (born , Hammondsport, N.Y., U.S.—died J , Buffalo), pioneer aviator and leading American manufacturer of aircraft by the time of the United States’s entry into World War I.. Curtiss began his career in the bicycle business, earning fame as one of the leading cycle racers in western New York state.. Fascinated by speed, he began to . Pioneer Of Aviation. Author: Alden Hatch; Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield ISBN: X Category: History Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» A classic biography returns to print after 60 years! Although the Wright Brothers are remembered for performing the first human flight, Glenn Curtiss stands as the most important aviator in American history.

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In , Glenn Curtiss began his aviation career in earnest as a member of the Aerial Experiment Association, a group of men focused on getting a man into the air. In addition to Curtiss, this group included famous inventor, Alexander Graham Bell, F.W. "Casey" Baldwin, J.A.D. McCurdy and U.S. Army Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge.   Glenn Curtiss () was a motorcycle manufacturer who became an early aviation pioneer. On July 4 [], Curtiss piloted the “June Bug” across Pleasant Valley for a distance of 5, feet – 1, feet farther than required. No less important, it was the first officially-recognized, pre-announced and publicly-observed flight in America. Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Roseberry, Cecil R. Glenn Curtiss: pioneer of flight. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Glenn Curtiss, Pioneer of Flight C. R. Roseberry, Author, Cecil R. Roseberry, Author Syracuse University Press $ (0p) ISBN Buy this book.