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eBook Unlocking the Sky: Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the Race to Invent the Airplane ePub

by Seth Shulman

eBook Unlocking the Sky: Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the Race to Invent the Airplane ePub
Author: Seth Shulman
Language: English
ISBN: 0060956151
ISBN13: 978-0060956158
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (September 16, 2003)
Pages: 288
Category: Transportation
Subcategory: Building
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 754
Formats: mobi azw txt lrf
ePub file: 1881 kb
Fb2 file: 1715 kb

Unlocking the Sky book.

Unlocking the Sky book. I enjoyed learning more about Glenn Curtiss, but Shulman's set up of Curtiss as all goodness and light fighting the evil dark lords of aviation (Orville and Wilbur Wright) rang hollow and wore thin as the book went on. Even worse - at the end, he just quickly glossed over the merger of their two respective companies into the Curtiss-Wright Corporation?!?!?!

Unlocking the Sky: Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the Race to Invent the Airplane. New York: Harper Collins, 2002.

Unlocking the Sky: Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the Race to Invent the Airplane. Time, October 29, 1923. Sky Storming Yankee: The Life of Glenn Curtiss. New York: Stackpole Sons, 1937.

Viii, 258 pages, pages of plates : 24 cm. Tells the story of Glenn Hammond Curtiss and his quest to construct a reliable and stable airplane, discussing his collaboration with engineers around the world. Tells the story of Glenn Hammond Curtiss and his quest to construct a reliable and stable airplane, discussing his collaboration with engineers around the world, and the opposition he received from Orville and Wilbur Wright who sued in an attempt to keep Curtiss out of the market. Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-243) and index.

Unlocking the Sky tells the extraordinary tale of the race to design, refine, and manufacture a manned flying machine, a race that took place in the air, on the ground, and in the courtrooms of America.

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Seth Shulman has written an adequate book about Curtiss, who did contribute significantly to aviation development

Seth Shulman has written an adequate book about Curtiss, who did contribute significantly to aviation development. It is readable and interesting but very weak in evaluating history. Shulman either misunderstands, or misrepresents, the relative merits of the Wright Bros. Curtiss was a talented and committed enhancer of the airplane.

Cell Phones Fiercely jealous, the Wright brothers took to the courts to keep Curtiss and his airplane out of the sky and off the market

Unlocking the Sky tells the extraordinary tale of the race to design, refine, and manufacture a manned flying machine, a race that took place in the air, on the ground, and in the courtrooms of America. Fiercely jealous, the Wright brothers took to the courts to keep Curtiss and his airplane out of the sky and off the market. Ultimately, however, it was Curtiss's innovations and designs, not the Wright brothers', that served as the model for the modern airplane.

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Unlocking the Sky tells the extraordinary tale of the race to design, refine, and manufacture a manned flying machine, a race that took place in the air, on the ground, and in the courtrooms of America. While the Wright brothers threw a veil of secrecy over their flying machine, Glenn Hammond Curtiss -- perhaps the greatest aviator and aeronautical inventor of all time -- freely exchanged information with engineers in America and abroad, resulting in his famous airplane, the June Bug, which made the first ever public flight in America. Fiercely jealous, the Wright brothers took to the courts to keep Curtiss and his airplane out of the sky and off the market. Ultimately, however, it was Curtiss's innovations and designs, not the Wright brothers', that served as the model for the modern airplane.

Arashilkis
One of the best books ever on the well-known historical battle between the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss. Glenn Curtiss was an inspired genius, with 500 patents to his name; the Wright brothers were miserable wretches who spent their lives trying to patent 'flight' and bankrupted Curtiss many times. Flight has been one of man's dreams since the beginning of time - since Icarus and before, and most of the inventors, engineers, pilots and visionary people who worked on flying were an open-spirited, open-minded bunch...sharing information and obsessed with their idealized goal...the Wright brothers had no part of this, bequeathed their flyer to the Smithsonian on the condition that the museum never show a thing of Curtiss', and did their best to take all the credit for an invention that was based on something that was outdated as soon as it took to the sky (wing warp). I know there are two camps: Wright fans and Curtiss fans, but I've read enough to know where I stand, and this book was the first real eye-opener on the injustice of history, sometimes. A really easy and gripping read.
Roru
very informative re early aviation--
Brol
A very insightful book on the beginnings of aviation.
Vetitc
One of the "best" aviation history books ever. Easy reading.
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
I found this book to be a very fast and enjoyable read. The book is written in a manner that made me long to find out what happened next, I didn't want to put it down.

Much has been said in other reviews about about the merits of the Wright's patents and the author's "bias" against the brothers from Dayton. No doubt the Wrights were first to demonstrate that heavier than air flight was possible. However, there is also no doubt that any technical superiority the Wright Flyer enjoyed was short lived. The Wright brothers litigation was allowed to languish in the courts only until the outbreak of WWI, at which time the U.S. military was eager to get its hands on the far superior planes being built by Curtiss.

I strongly recommend this book. "Unlocking the Sky" will likely inspire you to read other books on the history of early aviation. After doing so, you can draw your own conclusions about the conrtibutions of Curtiss and the Wright brothers.
Truthcliff
While the Wright brothers got the historical credit for flight, there were many people that contributed. Glenn Curtiss deserved at least as much credit as the Wright brothers and it is a shame that we were not told that in school.
Nenayally
The rivalry between the Wright brothers and Glen Curtis is palpable. This book does an excellent job detailing the rivalry between these men and their invaluable contributions to early aviation. This is a must read for aviation history buffs.
History is fascinating and unfortunately, history's short form as provided us in school, does no justice to the real stories. The Notes and bibliography are important AND significant, and Mr. Shulman has done a Wonderful job in providing this window into the real history of early aviation.

You see, all of this is reinforced by the wonderful airplanes that Europe was developing and building (SPAD, Nieuport, Sopwith, Fokker, etc),seemingly without the strictures and lawsuits that Curtiss and others encountered the Wrights in America.

The book is a great read and the real story is quite simply amazing.
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