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Transportation
#1
Start Your Engines: 5-Minute Stories

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780544158818.  Daedalus Item Code: 54375
 
We're not sure that every one of the stories in this deluxe treasury can be read in five minutes, but we doubt that any listeners or readers up to 7 will mind spending a few extra minutes with these ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Encyclopedia of Yacht Designers
Lucia del Sol Knight & Daniel Bruce MacNaughton.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393048766.  Daedalus Item Code: 41473
 
Delightful to page through and a rich trove of information, this substantive desk reference is an international catalog of great yacht designers from the early 1800s to the present—legendary figures ... (Read More)
 
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#3
U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Since 1912: Fourth Edition
Peter B. Mersky. John H. Glenn, foreword.
Publisher: Naval Institute.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781591145165.  Daedalus Item Code: 38385
 
Heavily illustrated, with hundreds of rare black and white photos, this book describes the entire history of the U.S. Marine Corps' air arm, often with firsthand accounts and commentary. The fourth ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
Christian Wolmar.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848871731.  Daedalus Item Code: 38321
 
A symbol of the Industrial Revolution and a cornerstone of modern commerce, the railroad has also been one of the most powerful weapons of modern war. As British transport writer and broadcaster ... (Read More)
 
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#5
A Century of Carrier Aviation: The Evolution of Ships and Shipborne Aircraft
David Hobbs.
Publisher: Naval Institute.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781591140238.  Daedalus Item Code: 38378
 
Written by a retired fleet air arm pilot in the Royal Navy, this is a thorough and detailed overview of the history of aircraft at sea and the ships designed to carry them, heavily illustrated with ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
Lawrence Goldstone.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345538031.  Daedalus Item Code: 54274
 
The feud between America's great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of ambitious and unyielding personalities. It was the Wrights who had solved the centuries-old ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Chasing Icarus: The Seventeen Days in 1910 That Forever Changed American Aviation
Gavin Mortimer.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717115.  Daedalus Item Code: 31877
 
By 1910, just seven years after the Wright brothers first took off at Kitty Hawk, America and the world were transfixed by the challenge of mastering the air. Dirigibles, balloons, and airplanes vied ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Brassey's Air Combat Reader: Historic Feats and Aviation Legends
Walter J. Boyne & Philip Handleman, eds.
Publisher: Potomac.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781574887525.  Daedalus Item Code: 44295
 
Examining the evolution of air combat strategy and tactics from 1915, when machine guns were first carried aloft in World War I, aviation writers Walter Boyne and Philip Handleman here present some ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Last Journey of William Huskisson: How a Day of Triumph Became a Day of Despair at the Turn of a Wheel
Simon Garfield.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571210480.  Daedalus Item Code: 43943
 
George and Robert Stephenson wanted their "Rocket" to become the most famous locomotive in history, but on September 15th, 1830, the engine's debut was marred by disaster when it fatally crushed the ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16
Dan Hampton.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062262011.  Daedalus Item Code: 54077
 
A highly decorated retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, Dan Hampton flew 151 combat missions between 1986 and 2006—most of them in the nimble F-16 "Viper"—through the Iraq War, the Kosovo conflict, ... (Read More)
 
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