No Longer an Island: Britain and The Wright Brothers, 1902-1909 (Alfred Gollin) soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1984, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Appendix (10);
From the cover: England is no longer an island. These prophetic words of an English newspaper magnate acknowledged that the invention of the airplane meant an end to Britains traditional reliance upon its sea power as a protection against invasion. No government paid more attention to the early activities of the Wright brothers than the British, but British negotiations with the Wrights present a record of lost opportunities and missed chances, mingled with i…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 478 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
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