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Man Flies, Winters, Nancy

Author Name    Winters, Nancy

Title   Man Flies

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Ecco

ISBN Number    0880016361 / 9780880016360

Seller ID   SKU9140015

0880016361 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Very Good. Light wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

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It was for Alberto Santos-Dumont, who could not check his pocket watch because he was using both hands to steer a balloon, that Louis Cartier, in 1901, created the first wristwatch.

The youngest son of a Brazilian millionaire, he grew up on an isolated coffee plantation devouring (and believing) the novels of Jules Verne. By the age of eighteen, he was living in Paris, at the height of the Belle Epoque, heir to a huge Fortune and determined to make his dreams of flying come true.

A renowned playboy, dining at Maxim's nightly and setting new styles in fashion, he at first frequently crashed his yellow silk airships into the trees of wealthy friends, such as the Rothschilds, who would sent up champagne lunches for him to enjoy during repairs. But soon he was winning prestigious prizes and being hailed as "the conqueror of the air".

Internationally acclaimed as the first man to fly, he was feted for several years in Europe and America -- where he was received at the White House by Teddy Roosevelt -- before learning that the Wright brothers, whose early efforts had been discounted, had actually preceded him.

Man Flies tells the tragic, glamorous story of Alberto Santos-Dumont's career, and later illness, and of how this brilliant, colorful, and eccentric pioneer slipped through the cracks of aviation history while his inventions and imagination continue to inspire it.

Man Flies includes black-and-white photographs throughout, an illustrated chronology of the airships, a chronology of the life of Santos-Dumont, and an illustrated glossary of ballooning terms.

Price = 12.00 USD

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