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Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1961. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. 24 cm, xi, , 240 pages. Chronology. Abbreviations. Select Bibliography. Subject and Name Index. Pencil erasure residue on front endpaper. Minor wear to cover, some wear to spine lettering. Foreword by Deputy Administrator Hugh L. Dryden. Emme was an historian of science and technology and an aerospace historian. His education included a BA from Morningstar College in Iowa, 1941; MA, University of Iowa, 1946 and Ph. D. in 1949 both in Modern European History. He was a Navy pilot in the Pacific in World War II. He served in the Air Force Reserves, 1948-1972, retiring with the rank of colonel. In 1949, he became public historian for the Air University of the U.S. Air Force in Montgomery, Alabama before joining NASA, 1959-1979, as chief historian. His published books included: "The Impact of Air Power" 1959, "The History of Rocket Technology" 1964, and "A History of Space Flight" 1965. Emme wrote a brief survey of NASA in 1965, entitled "Historical Sketch of NASA (EP 29)", which was revised and expanded in 1976 by Frank W. Anderson, Jr. Emme was a member of many scholarly societies including the American Astrinautical Society for over 25 years.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xi, , 351,  pages. Illustrations. Notes, Archives, Manuscripts, and Private Interviews. Index. Jeffrey A. Engel, Ph.D., is an award-winning American history scholar and director of the Center for Presidential History at SMU. He is an expert on the U.S. presidency and American diplomatic history. Engel has authored or edited six books, including Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War (Oxford University Press, 2012); The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Revolutionary Legacy of 1989 (Oxford University Press, 2009); The China Diary of George H.W. Bush: The Making of a Global President (Princeton University Press, 2008); Local Consequences of the Global Cold War (Stanford University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2008); Cold War at 30,000 Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy (Harvard University Press, 2007); and Rethinking Leadership and "Whole of Government" National Security Reform: Problems, Progress, and Prospect (Military Bookshop, 2010).
New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1958. Second Printing. 253, illus., usual library markings, tape stains inside boards & flyleaves, DJ in plastic sleeve, book somewhat cocked some weakness to rear board, board edges reinforced with green cloth tape, DJ worn and soiled, some loss of text to rear DJ flap. Lt. Col. Frank Everest, Jr., was the chief test pilot of the U.S. Air Force.
Self published? 2003. The 100th Anniversary of Flight Edition 1903-2003. Wraps. 128 pages. Illustrations. Map. Foreword by Yvonne Wright Miller. Bibliography. Photo Credits. Printed by Miami Graphics Services, Inc., West Milton, Ohio. Signed on title page by Fred C. Fisk (co-author Marlin Todd died in 1992 and thus did not have an opportunity to sign this book). Cover has some wear and soiling, and sticker residue at back cover. Previously copyrighted in 1995. Most historians would agree that the Wright brothers would be on a list of the 100 greatest men who ever lived. They and their invention of the aeroplane have touched the lives of every living person on this earth. It is very surprising to most people that these two men came out of a very ordinary neighborhood, had an ordinary education, and lived in a home of modest means on the west side of Dayton, Ohio. The Wright brothers had three businesses in their life time ? printing, bicycle, and the aeroplane business.
Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, 1967. First Edition. 254, illus., footnotes, appendix, bibliography, index, usual library markings, DJ in plastic sleeve, DJ pasted to boardsbook somewhat cocked and shaken. One of the Airmen & Aircraft series of which Martin Caidin was the General Editor. History of the rotating wing aircraft, from ancient times to their use in modern times as military aircraft and daring rescue machines.