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Transportation
#1
Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393339154.  Daedalus Item Code: 41485
 
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty who trained racehorses and had scandalous affairs, though today she is most remembered for her pioneering nonstop flight from ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Rocket Man: And Other Extraordinary Characters from the History of Flight
David Darling.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781780742977.  Daedalus Item Code: 44416
 
This fascinating, personality-driven history of human flight begins with Jean-Pierre Blanchard and his wife Sophie—he a French cad who nonetheless made many important ballooning firsts at the turn of ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Shipwreck!: Winslow Homer and The Life Line
Kathleen A. Foster.
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300185478.  Daedalus Item Code: 42143
 
How does an artist create an image that demands our attention, and lingers with us long after we've seen it? The Life Line, a thrilling scene of rescue on stormy seas, established Winslow ... (Read More)
 
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#4
German Early War Armored Fighting Vehicles: World War II AFV Plans
George Bradford.
Publisher: Stackpole.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780811733410.  Daedalus Item Code: 42050
 
Technical artist and military historian George Bradford has been producing detailed drawings of armored fighting vehicles for more than 30 years. Based on meticulous research of actual vehicles, ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Clay at Play: Things That Go
Emma Fucci, text.
Publisher: Phidal.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782764317105.  Daedalus Item Code: 43435
 
Vehicles like a school bus, steam engine, tugboat, fire truck, and helicopter all have a part to play in Things That Go. Read the story, then create your own characters from the easy-to-follow ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives
John Belle & Maxinne R. Leighton. James Rudnick & Peter Aaron, photos.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393084566.  Daedalus Item Code: 50424
 
In 1968, Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal faced bankruptcy, and only a massive show of public support for the landmark prevented it from being razed. Illustrated with more than 150 color and black ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Building Kettenburgs: Premier Boats Designed and Built in Southern California
Mark Allen.
Publisher: Mystic Seaport.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780939511266.  Daedalus Item Code: 44013
 
Building a reputation on their elegant and powerful vee-bottom speedboats of the Prohibition era, the Kettenburg Boat Works of Southern California went on to produce stalwart plane tenders and ... (Read More)
 
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#8
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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#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
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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