The History of the First Aeronauts
Paperback 272pp Illustrated
9780750942027   Product Code: 40008
On a November day 223 years ago Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandre ascended in their Montgolfier balloon to become the first aeronauts. This recent edition of LTC Rolt's classic book is a history of flight before the Wright Brothers. From the first Channel crossing and steam-driven powered flight, to the attempts at ballooning across the Atlantic, it features eye-witness accounts, anecdotes and impeccable research to shed new light on the beginnings of aviation.