The Enterprise of Flight (Paperback)

The American Aviation and Aerospace Industry (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series)

By Roger E. Bilstein

Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 9781560989646, 300pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2001

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Description

The Enterprise of Flight is a highly praised contribution to the literature on American aviation and space exploration history. In a new introduction for this paperback edition, Roger E. Bilstein explains how international competition has affected American aerospace and airline manufacturers and updates the ongoing controversy over the high cost of military aircraft such as the F-12 Raptor.


About the Author

Roger E. Bilstein is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is the author of seven previous books on aviation and the aerospace industry.


Praise For The Enterprise of Flight: The American Aviation and Aerospace Industry (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series)

A masterly synthesis by a master historian (Lewis, David)

Making stunning use of recently available documents and scholarly writings, this book succeeds in capturing the essence of a major American technological enterprise. (Roger D. Launius)

. . . establishes Bilstein as the most accessible guide to American aerospace history. (Technology And Culture)