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History by Contract: The Beginning of Motorized Aviation, August 14, 1901: Gustave Whitehead, Fairfield, Conn.

it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  2 ratings  ·  1 review
History by Contract accurately reveals that there is a real legal contract between the heirs to the Orville Wright estate and the Smithsonian Institution, which forbids the Smithsonian from recognizing anyone else as flying first. This contract has paralyzed early aviation history research in the USA. The book is a must read, and well done, with loads of original documents ...more
Hardcover, first, 344 pages
Published 1978 by F. Majer
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Susan Brinchman
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Outstanding book - a must-read for all historians and those interested in early aviation, to learn how first flight credit was traded to the Wrights to obtain the Wright Flyer I as an exhibit. The full documentation in this book makes it clear that the Smithsonian has wronged the public by falsifying aviation history, for profit.
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