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Speed Achievements: Land, Sea & Air: A Century of Conquest Richard Graves

Speed Achievements: Land, Sea & Air: A Century of Conquest

Richard Graves

Published August 13th 2000
ISBN : 9780760306796
Hardcover
208 pages
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 About the Book 

A remarkable celebration of mankinds quest for supremacy on land, at sea and in the air includes the centurys greatest technological achievements and introduces the personalities who made them happen. From the first Paris-Bordeaux road race in 1895MoreA remarkable celebration of mankinds quest for supremacy on land, at sea and in the air includes the centurys greatest technological achievements and introduces the personalities who made them happen. From the first Paris-Bordeaux road race in 1895 to the most recent assault on the world land-speed record- from the Wright Brothers 1903 flight to Neil Armstrongs 1969 moonwalk- from the advent of trans-Atlantic liners to the first solo circumnavigation of the globe- from steam locomotives to streamliners, this fascinating book covers all aspects of speed achievement. In addition to a wealth of splendid archival photography, the book also features key names in fields as diverse as auto racing, aviation, and rocketry -- from Stirling Moss to Chuck Yeager to Wernher von Braun.