A collection made up of 25 stories that have left a lasting mark on the aviation industry. All brought together by a historian passionate about transportation.
A note to fans of exploits and tales of all kinds about aviation! Set out in this book, you’ll find many stories that played a capital role in building aviation’s legacy.
Amongst the legends that have left their mark on the history of aviation, the book features portraits of Clément Ader, Louis Blériot, Elisa Deroche, Roland Garros, Antony Fokker, Bessie Coleman, Manfred von Richthofen (the famous Red Baron), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Jean Mermoz, Charles Lindbergh, Hélène Boucher and even Peter Townsend. But that’s not all the book offers: the German Blitz of 1940, the American Presidential Plane “Air Force One”, the Concorde program, Canadair aircraft, and of course the French presidential fleet and its Falcon aircraft.
Prior to the publication of this work, the renowned historian Sophie Dubois-Collet was known for “L’Histoire prend le train” and “L’Histoire met les voiles”. She is continuing this “series” on transportation with “Avions de l’Histoire : 25 aéronefs de légende”, a brilliant compilation of the best aviation has to offer – in 200 or so pages. Seeing as you may well be the reader, find out for yourself!
Book. “Avions de l’Histoire : 25 aéronefs de légende”. Author: Sophie Dubois-Collet. Éditions de l’Opportun. ISBN: 978-2-38015-611-9