Table of contents for Dictatorship of the air : aviation culture and the fate of modern Russia / Scott W. Palmer.

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Table of Contents
Notes on Usage
List of Abbreviations
List of Illustration
Introduction: Russia's Culture of Flight in Historical Perspective
Part I Imperial Aviation, 1909--1917
Chapter 1: The Dawn of Russian Aviation
Tsars of the Air in the Land of the Tsars
Russia's Passion for Wings
Public Air-Mindedness and National Identity in Late
Imperial Russia
Compensatory Rhetoric and Aeronautical Transcendence
Chapter 2: "The Air Fleet is the Strength of Russia"
Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow
Aviation between State and Society
The Russian Warrior
The Marasmus of Imperial Aviation
Flights of Fancy
Part II The Origins and Institutions of the Soviet Red Air Fleet,
Chapter 3: Mandating "Red" Aviation
Continuity amid Change in the History of Russia
"From a Dictatorship of the Earth to a Dictatorship of the
Friends of the Air Fleet
Aviation: Instrument of the Future
Chapter 4: The Images and Institutions of Soviet Air-Mindedness
"Sovietizing" the Heavens
A Soviet Ultimatum
The Rhetoric and Reality of Coerced Volunteerism
Militarization, Centralization, and the Colossalist Impulse
Chapter 5: Aeronautical Iconography and Political Legitimacy
The "Turn to the Village"
"Our Religion is the Airplane"
Aeronautical Icons
Air-Minded Rituals
Chapter 6: Aviation in Service to the State
Compensatory Symbolism and the Politics of Legitimation
The Year of Big Flights
An Aerial Embassy to Europe
Land of the Soviets
Part III Soviet Aviation in the Age of Stalin, 1929--1945
Chapter 7: Aviation and Stalinist Culture
The Great Break
Technology Transfer, Tempos, and Terror
The Airplane-Colossus
Stalin's Route
Chapter 8: "Higher, Faster, Farther!"
Stalin's Proud Falcons
Crises and Catastrophe on the Eve of World War
Chapter 9: Red Phoenix
Operation Barbarossa
Russia's War
Red Phoenix
A New Locus of Legitimacy
The Lingering Legacy of Dependence
Conclusion: Aviation Culture and the Fate of Modern Russia

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Aeronautics -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Aeronautics -- Soviet Union -- History.
Technology transfer -- Soviet Union.
Technology and state -- Russia (Federation).
Soviet Union -- Politics and government.