Chronicle of Aviation
Synopsis (Library Journal)
A true bonanza of aviation trivia and hard, factual information best describe this first-rate reference. In the pages of this book are flying machines of all types, from hot-air balloons and the harsh primitive fighters of World War I, through the most modern experimental combat and civil aircraft. While individual descriptions of particular planes are not heavily burdened with technical detail, enough of the latter comes through to give the reader an idea of the impact and place in aviation history of the machine in question. Equally fascinating are the print-media accounts chronicling both the tragic and the exhilarating moments in aviation and our quest for the sky in the early 19th through the 20th century. This volume will be hard to top: it is well balanced, fun to read, and capable of providing enjoyment and solid information for lay reader, aviation enthusiast, and scholar alike. Highly recommended for all reference libraries.
Very good - 8/10. Some minor scuffing to dustjacket.