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Table of Contents INTRODUCTION i ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xvii CHAPTER 1 Bessie Coleman: Race and Gender Realities Behind Aviation Dreams Amy Sue Bix 1 CHAPTER 2 She Flew for Women: Amelia Earhart, Gender, and American Aviation Susan Ware 49 CHAPTER 3 Sharing a Vision: Juan Trippe, Charles Lindbergh, and the Development of International Air Transport William Leary 106 CHAPTER 4 The Autogiro Flies the Mail! Eddie Rickenbacker, Johnny Miller, Eastern Airlines, and Experimental Airmail Service with Rotorcraft, 1939-1940 David Lewis 142 CHAPTER 5 Donald Douglas: From Aeronautics to Aerospace Roger Bilstein 169 CHAPTER 6 Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American Hero Alan L. Gropman 201 CHAPTER 7 Curtis E. LeMay and the Ascent of American Strategic Airpower Tami Biddle 202 CHAPTER 8 Willy Ley: Chronicler of the Early Space Age Tom D. Crouch 255 CHAPTER 9 Who Was Hugh Dryden and Why Should We Care? Michael Gorn 267 CHAPTER 10 Wernher von Braun: A Visionary as Engineer and Manager Andrew J. Dunar 310 CHAPTER 11 Godfather to the Astronauts: Robert Gilruth and the Birth of Human Spaceflight Roger Launius 355 CHAPTER 12 Celebrating the Invention of Flight in a Hands-On Way: Replicating the 1902 Experimental Glider Flights of the Wright Brothers Edward J. Pershey 425 ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS 446
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Aeronautics -- Biography.
Aeronautics -- History.