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The Resource Hell-rider to king of the air : Glenn Curtiss's life of innovation, Kirk W. House, (electronic book)

Hell-rider to king of the air : Glenn Curtiss's life of innovation, Kirk W. House, (electronic book)

Label
Hell-rider to king of the air : Glenn Curtiss's life of innovation
Title
Hell-rider to king of the air
Title remainder
Glenn Curtiss's life of innovation
Statement of responsibility
Kirk W. House
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Descriptions of this man prove to be contradictory and controversial. He was quiet, yet dashing. Kind, yet stern. Uneducated, yet a technological and entrepreneurial pioneer. He began his inventing career by building and racing motorcycles, while creating new internal combustion engines, then moved on to work with dirigibles, airplanes (particularly seaplanes), community development, and travel trailers. In the end, Glenn Curtiss - a man respected by contemporaries for his character - went to his grave accused of fiduciary irresponsibility and patent theft. His bitter patent disputes with the Wright Brothers leave many wondering whether Curtiss should be seen as a hero or a villain when his place in history is considered
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
House, Kirk W
Dewey number
  • 629.13/0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL540.C9
LC item number
H68 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Society of Automotive Engineers. Electronic publications
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curtiss, Glenn Hammond
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautical engineers
Target audience
  • adult
  • specialized
Label
Hell-rider to king of the air : Glenn Curtiss's life of innovation, Kirk W. House, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
black and white
Contents
1. Panorama: Young Man in a Hurry -- 2. Close-Up: Hammondsport on the Brink -- 3. Panorama: Two-Wheeled Terror -- 4. Close-Up: The Curtiss Motorcycle -- 5. Panorama: "Prove to the World That We Can Fly" -- 6. Close-Up: The Curtiss Airplane -- 7. Panorama: Aerial Yachting -- 8. Close-Up: The Curtiss Seaplanes -- 9. Panorama: The Great War -- 10. Close-Up: Curtiss at Work -- 11. Panorama: On the Road Again -- 12. Close-Up: Land Yachting -- 13. Final Frame: Afterword and Evaluation
Control code
9780768041248
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (xiii, 273 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text purchasers
Isbn
9780768041248
Other control number
10.4271/R-314
Other physical details
ill., digital file.
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Hell-rider to king of the air : Glenn Curtiss's life of innovation, Kirk W. House, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
black and white
Contents
1. Panorama: Young Man in a Hurry -- 2. Close-Up: Hammondsport on the Brink -- 3. Panorama: Two-Wheeled Terror -- 4. Close-Up: The Curtiss Motorcycle -- 5. Panorama: "Prove to the World That We Can Fly" -- 6. Close-Up: The Curtiss Airplane -- 7. Panorama: Aerial Yachting -- 8. Close-Up: The Curtiss Seaplanes -- 9. Panorama: The Great War -- 10. Close-Up: Curtiss at Work -- 11. Panorama: On the Road Again -- 12. Close-Up: Land Yachting -- 13. Final Frame: Afterword and Evaluation
Control code
9780768041248
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (xiii, 273 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text purchasers
Isbn
9780768041248
Other control number
10.4271/R-314
Other physical details
ill., digital file.
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote

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