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Hubert Latham 1883-1912: Forgotten Aviator a Man of His Time

£32.99

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A new and improved American edition of this acclaimed biography of Anglo-French Pioneer aviator, Hubert Latham. With more than 30 more illustrations, the work is based on privileged access to the heroic sportsman's private papers and other previously untapped archives which offer insight into his family background, his expeditions in Africa and headline-breaking aviation career. As the formidable rival of Blériot and the American Wright brothers, Latham's Antoinette machine had pushed the boundaries of competitive early flight on both sides of the Atlantic. But did political contingencies backed by newspaper lobbying cheat him from becoming the pilot of the first airplane to make a flight across the English Channel in 1909? As the world's military powers prepared for the coming First World War, Latham's monoplane went on to demonstrate the potential use of aircraft in the modern world to European, British and American spectators and by 1912 he had been recruited for a covert trek into a remote region of the Congo for the French Colonial Administration. What lay behind this mission? Why was his subsequent violent death in this military-controlled zone swiftly dismissed as an unfortunate hunting mishap? Was it truly an accident - or was it murder?

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Added value:
Signed by author on title page
Author(s):
Walsh, Barbara
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2013
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0954735935
ISBN-13:
9780954735937
Number of pages:
376
Publisher:
Odyssey Pictures
Title:
Hubert Latham 1883-1912: Forgotten Aviator a Man of His Time

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A new and improved American edition of this acclaimed biography of Anglo-French Pioneer aviator, Hubert Latham. With more than 30 more illustrations, the work is based on privileged access to the heroic sportsman's private papers and other previously untapped archives which offer insight into his family background, his expeditions in Africa and headline-breaking aviation career. As the formidable rival of Blériot and the American Wright brothers, Latham's Antoinette machine had pushed the boundaries of competitive early flight on both sides of the Atlantic. But did political contingencies backed by newspaper lobbying cheat him from becoming the pilot of the first airplane to make a flight across the English Channel in 1909? As the world's military powers prepared for the coming First World War, Latham's monoplane went on to demonstrate the potential use of aircraft in the modern world to European, British and American spectators and by 1912 he had been recruited for a covert trek into a remote region of the Congo for the French Colonial Administration. What lay behind this mission? Why was his subsequent violent death in this military-controlled zone swiftly dismissed as an unfortunate hunting mishap? Was it truly an accident - or was it murder?

Added value:
Signed by author on title page
Author(s):
Walsh, Barbara
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2013
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0954735935
ISBN-13:
9780954735937
Number of pages:
376
Publisher:
Odyssey Pictures
Title:
Hubert Latham 1883-1912: Forgotten Aviator a Man of His Time

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