The Airplane (Paperback)
How Ideas Gave Us Wings
Harper Perennial, 9780061259203, 352pp.
Publication Date: November 24, 2009
The Airplane by aerospace industry writer Jay Spencer, former assistant curator of the
About the Author
Jay Spenser has spent a lifetime studying aviation as a museum curator at the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum of Flight, and as an aerospace industry writer. He is the co-author of 747 and lives in Seattle, Washington.
Praise For The Airplane: How Ideas Gave Us Wings…
— Seattle Times
“This is a written like an episode of the old TV show Connections, and is just as entertaining.”
— Sacramento Book Review
“A smart …history of a thrilling machine all too often taken for granted.”
— Publishers Weekly
“An engaging text…The lively writing and the number of photographs set it above many of its competitors.”
— Library Journal