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Simine Short:
"Locomotive to Aeromaotive. Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution"

Biography of the french-born self-trained civil engineer and passionate aviation pioneer Octave Chanute, who became the link between Lilienthal in Germany and the Wrght brothers in the United States. Simine Short - she held a lecture in the museum in the celebration of Lilienthal's 150. birthday - shows how Chanute's personality enabled him to make such great contributions in bridge engineering as well as in early aviation.

University of Illinois Press 2011; 342 pp. Hardcover

38,50 Euro