Table of contents for Realizing the dream of flight : biographical essays in honor of the centennial of flight, 1903-2003 / Virginia P. Dawson and Mark D. Bowles, editors.

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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

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Aeronautics -- Biography.
Aeronautics -- History.