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Empire of the Air

Empire of the Air

The Men who Made Radio

  • Author: Tom Lewis
  • Publisher: Perennial
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 421
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The story of the invention of radio focuses on scientist Lee de Forest, brilliant recluse Edwin Armstrong, and RCA mogul David Sarnoff, who turned a basement discovery into a worldwide communications revolution

Empire of the air

Empire of the air

the advent of the air age, 1922-1929

  • Author: Samuel John Gurney Hoare Templewood (1st Viscount)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 319
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The empire of the air

The empire of the air

the story of the exploitation of radio for private profit, with a plan for the reorganization of broadcasting

  • Author: Ventura Free Press,Harry Orville Davis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 106
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Empire of the Air

Empire of the Air

  • Author: Jenifer Van Vleck
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674726243
  • Category: History
  • Page: 370
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Jenifer Van Vleck's fascinating history reveals the central role commercial aviation played in the United States' ascent to global preeminence in the twentieth century. As U.S. military and economic influence grew, the federal government partnered with the aviation industry to deliver American power across the globe and to sell the idea of the "American Century" to the public at home and abroad. The airplane promised to extend the frontiers of the United States "to infinity," as Pan American World Airways president Juan Trippe said. As it accelerated the global circulation of U.S. capital, consumer goods, technologies, weapons, popular culture, and expertise, few places remained distant from Wall Street and Washington. Aviation promised to secure a new type of empire--an empire of the air instead of the land, which emphasized access to markets rather than the conquest of territory and made the entire world America's sphere of influence. By the late 1960s, however, foreign airlines and governments were challenging America's control of global airways, and the domestic aviation industry hit turbulent times. Just as the history of commercial aviation helps to explain the ascendance of American power, its subsequent challenges reflect the limits and contradictions of the American Century.

Empire of the Air

Empire of the Air

Juan Trippe and the Struggle for World Airways

  • Author: Matthew Josephson
  • Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace & Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Page: 236
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The Empire of the Air

The Empire of the Air

1-the Angel of the Revolution

  • Author: George Griffiths
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781846776878
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries George Griffiths was as well known and, according to some experts, as popular as that other exemplar of the early British scientific romance, H. G. Wells. 'The Angel of the Revolution, ' is a rich brew that calls to mind Verne's tales of futuristic wars while being original, visionary, exciting and technologically prescient. This is the story of a group of idealists, 'The Brotherhood of Freedom, ' led by Natas, a crippled but brilliant Russian Jew and his daughter Natasha, who conquer the world through airship warfare after a young British inventor masters the technology of flight. Our inventor falls in love with Natasha and joins her in a crusade against political corruption and warmongering that leads to a world in which war is outlawed. The sequel to this book, 'Olga Romanoff, ' is also available from Leonaur, both in hardcover and softcover editio

Empire in the Air

Empire in the Air

Airline Travel and the African Diaspora

  • Author: Chandra D. Bhimull
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 1479843474
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Examines the role that race played in the inception of the airline industry Empire in the Air is at once a history of aviation, and an examination of how air travel changed lives along the transatlantic corridor of the African diaspora. Focusing on Britain and its Caribbean colonies, Chandra Bhimull reveals how the black West Indies shaped the development of British Airways. Bhimull offers a unique analysis of early airline travel, illuminating the links among empire, aviation and diaspora, and in do so provides insights into how racially oppressed people experienced air travel. The emergence of artificial flight revolutionized the movement of people and power, and Bhimull makes the connection between airplanes and the other vessels that have helped make and maintain the African diaspora: the slave ships of the Middle Passage, the tracks of the Underground Railroad, and Marcus Garvey’s black-owned ocean liner. As a new technology, airline travel retained the racialist ideas and practices that were embedded in British imperialism, and these ideas shaped every aspect of how commercial aviation developed, from how airline routes were set, to who could travel easily and who could not. The author concludes with a look at airline travel today, suggesting that racism is still enmeshed in the banalities of contemporary flight.

In the Empire of the Air

In the Empire of the Air

The Poems of Donald Britton

  • Author: Donald Britton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781937658441
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 128
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An evocative and luminous collection of poems from the late Donald Britton

An Empire of Air and Water

An Empire of Air and Water

Uncolonizable Space in the British Imagination, 1750-1850

  • Author: Siobhan Carroll
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812246780
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 290
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Planetary spaces such as the poles, the oceans, the atmosphere, and subterranean regions captured the British imperial imagination. Intangible, inhospitable, or inaccessible, these blank spaces—what Siobhan Carroll calls "atopias"—existed beyond the boundaries of known and inhabited places. The eighteenth century conceived of these geographic outliers as the natural limits of imperial expansion, but scientific and naval advances in the nineteenth century created new possibilities to know and control them. This development preoccupied British authors, who were accustomed to seeing atopic regions as otherworldly marvels in fantastical tales. Spaces that an empire could not colonize were spaces that literature might claim, as literary representations of atopias came to reflect their authors' attitudes toward the growth of the British Empire as well as the part they saw literature playing in that expansion. Siobhan Carroll interrogates the role these blank spaces played in the construction of British identity during an era of unsettling global circulations. Examining the poetry of Samuel T. Coleridge and George Gordon Byron and the prose of Sophia Lee, Mary Shelley, and Charles Dickens, as well as newspaper accounts and voyage narratives, she traces the ways Romantic and Victorian writers reconceptualized atopias as threatening or, at times, vulnerable. These textual explorations of the earth's highest reaches and secret depths shed light on persistent facets of the British global and environmental imagination that linger in the twenty-first century.

Industrieentwicklung / Promotion of Industry: An Anglo-German Dialogue

Industrieentwicklung / Promotion of Industry: An Anglo-German Dialogue

Ein deutsch-britischer Dialog

  • Author: Franz Bosbach,John R. Davis,Andreas Fahrmeir
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110230135
  • Category: History
  • Page: 147
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Die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der eigenen Industrie war (spätestens) seit dem 19. Jahrhundert immer wieder Gegenstand sorgenvoller Blicke auf eigene Schwächen und fremde Stärken. Am Beispiel britischer und deutscher Debatten der jüngeren Vergangenheit untersucht der Band Erfolg und Misserfolg unterschiedlicher Strategien von Maßnahmen zur Steigerung individueller Leistungsbereitschaft bis hin zu großen Reformprojekten wie dem "Thatcherismus".

To Conquer the Air

To Conquer the Air

The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight

  • Author: James Tobin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439135495
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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James Tobin, award-winning author of Ernie Pyle's War and The Man He Became, has penned the definitive account of the inspiring and impassioned race between the Wright brothers and their primary rival Samuel Langley across ten years and two continents to conquer the air. For years, Wilbur Wright and his younger brother, Orville, experimented in obscurity, supported only by their exceptional family. Meanwhile, the world watched as Samuel Langley, armed with a contract from the US War Department and all the resources of the Smithsonian Institution, sought to create the first manned flying machine. But while Langley saw flight as a problem of power, the Wrights saw a problem of balance. Thus their machines took two very different paths—Langley’s toward oblivion, the Wrights’ toward the heavens—though not before facing countless other obstacles. With a historian’s accuracy and a novelist’s eye, Tobin has captured an extraordinary moment in history. To Conquer the Air is itself a heroic achievement.

Sunset of the Empire in Malaya

Sunset of the Empire in Malaya

  • Author: T.K. Taylor
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 9781845111113
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 164
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T.K.Taylor describes his experiences in schools from Kuala Lumpur to Johore Bahru. His writing takes us from his first days adapting the Western curriculum to local schools' needs to his time as Chief Education Officer for Selangor state, showing the role of education in the transition to independence. Taylor - a New Zealander - brings a Commonwealth perspective to his time in the Colonial Service. Insight into the workings of the Colonial Service in a period of enormous change as its officers helped to rebuild the country in the aftermath of World War II and Japanese occupation, Communist struggles and the dawn of independence. It gives day-to-day life in Malayan schools - an entry point into a key period in Malayan history at the time of the end of Empire.

The Outlaws of the Air

The Outlaws of the Air

  • Author: George Griffith
  • Publisher: eStar Books
  • ISBN: 1612108334
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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George Griffith writes an imaginative futuristic tale about aerial warfare and a new Utopian Colony in the Pacific.

Rebels on the Air

Rebels on the Air

An Alternative History of Radio in America

  • Author: Jesse Walker
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814784771
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 326
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Boring DJs who never shut up, and who don't even pick their own records. The same hits, over and over. A constant stream of annoying commercials. How did radio get so dull? Not by accident, contends journalist and historian Jesse Walker. For decades, government and big business have colluded to monopolize the airwaves, stamping out competition, reducing variety, and silencing dissident voices. And yet, in the face of such pressure, an alternative radio tradition has tenaciously survived. Rebels on the Air explores these overlooked chapters in American radio, revealing the legal barriers established broadcasters have erected to ensure their dominance. Using lively anecdotes drawn from firsthand interviews, Walker chronicles the story of the unsung heroes of American radio who, despite those barriers, carved out spaces for themselves in the spectrum, sometimes legally and sometimes not. Walker's engaging, meticulous account is the first comprehensive history of alternative radio in the United States. From the unlicensed amateurs who invented broadcasting to the community radio movement of the 1960s and 1970s, from the early days of FM to today's micro radio movement, Walker lays bare the hidden history of broadcasting. Above all, Rebels on the Air is the story of the pirate broadcasters who shook up radio in the 1990sand of the new sorts of radio we can expect in the next century, as the microbroadcasters crossbreed with the even newer field of Internet broadcasting.

Culture in Camouflage

Culture in Camouflage

War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

  • Author: Patrick Deer
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191567515
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 352
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Culture in Camouflage aims to remap the history of British war culture by insisting on the centrality and importance of the literature of the Second World War. The book offers the first comprehensive account of the emergence of modern war culture, arguing that its exceptional forms and temporalities force us to reappraise British cultural modernity. The book explores how writers like Ford Madox Ford, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, T.E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Bowen, Virginia Woolf, James Hanley, Rex Warner, Alexander Baron, Keith Douglas, Henry Green, and Graham Greene contested the dominant narratives of war projected by an enormously powerful and persuasive mass media and culture industry. Patrick Deer reads war literature as one element in an expanded cultural field, which also includes popular culture and mass communications, the productions of war planners and military historians, projections of new technologies of violence, the fantasies and theories of strategists, and the material culture of total war. Modern war cultures, Deer contends, are defined by their drive to normalize conflict and war-making, by their struggle to colonize the entire wartime cultural field, and by their claim to monopolize representations and interpretation of the conflict. But the mobilization of cultural formations during wartime reveals, at times glaringly, the constitutive contradictions at the heart of modern ideas of culture. The Great War failed to produce a popular war culture on the home front, producing instead an extraordinary literature of protest, yet the strategists struggled to regain their oversight over both the enemy across no man's land, and the minds and bodies of their own mass conscript armies. The interwar years saw a massive effort to make strategic fantasies a reality; if the technology of imperial air power or mobile armoured warfare did not yet exist, culture could be mobilized to shore up the ramshackle war machine. During World War Two a fully fledged British war culture emerged triumphant in time of national crisis, offering the vision of a fully mobilized island fortress, a loyal empire, and a modernized war machine ready to wage a futuristic war of space and movement. This was the struggle that British World War Two writers confronted with extraordinary courage and creativity.

Empire of the Sky

Empire of the Sky

  • Author: Anthony Sampson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9781448210664
  • Category: History
  • Page: 318
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First published in 1984, explosively topical and penetrating in insight, this bestseller from the world's expert on international, high-flying big business is essential and fascinating reading for anyone who has ever looked down on the world from a plane and wondered how airlines have changed it.

Empire of the East

Empire of the East

  • Author: Fred Saberhagen
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1429980192
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
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In the distant future, society has crumbled. Dark forces now rule the land, keeping all humans under their oppressive thumbs. In the darkness of the shadows and whispered on the winds, there is talk of a rebellion. In the swamps, a small band has formed. Determined to regain their freedom, the rebellion, heavily outnumbered, plans to overthrow an army of thousands . . . with the help of one incredible weapon. It is only a legend, a story left over from the Old World before magic and the wizards came to the land. A weapon of technology. It is the mystical Elephant, and whoever masters it holds the key to freedom, or defeat. One young man, determined to avenge the death of his family, sets out to join the rebellion and find Elephant. What he discovers will change everything. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Air Annual of the British Empire

The Air Annual of the British Empire

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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