My Airships: The Story of My Life

My Airships: The Story of My LifeExcerpt From My Air Ships The Story Of My LifeTwo Young Brazilian Boys Strolled In The Shade, Conversing They Were Simple Youths Of The Interior, Knowing Only The Plenty Of The Primi Tive Plantation Where, Undisturbed By Labour Saving Devices, Nature Yielded Man Her Fruits At The Price Of The Sweat Of His Brow.They Were Ignorant Of Machines To The Extent That They Had Never Seen A Waggon Or A Wheel Barrow Horses And Oxen Bore The Burdens Of Plantation Life On Their Backs, And Placid Indian Labourers Wielded The Spade And The Hoe.Yet They Were Thoughtful Boys At This Moment They Discussed Things Beyond All That They Had Seen Or Heard.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works. Originally published in 1904 one year after the Wright brothers first heavier than air powered flights at Kitty Hawk , this memoir of one of the early pioneers of powered lighter than air flight is an interesting account of the development of airships in the late 1800s and early 1900s The opening chapters abo
Cresci com a lenda de que Santos Dumont havia cometido suic dio por causa do uso de sua inven o na guerra Nesta autobiografia, ele comenta ter aceitado convite de militares franceses para discutir o uso b lico do seu n 9, o pequeno dirig vel com que ele famosamente atravessou a Champs Elys es e o estacionou em sua casa, na esquina da rua Washington, para tomar um caf e depois levantar voo novamente Narrativa saborosa de um cone de quem The Times, de Londres, em edi o contempor n
What a fascinating character Alberto Santos Dumont was an eccentric, courageous and independent thinker and innovator who, at the beginning of the 20th century developed flying air ships that were self propelled Born and raised in Brazil where he is a national hero , he moved to Paris and was welcomed with open arms during the period of that wonderful city s heyday When art and creativity and whimsy and eccentricity was openly and warmly embraced by its citizens This diminutive Brazilian with his increasingly complex hydrogen fueled air ships would be trotted out every so often and Parisians would surround it as he took to the skies, often with disastrous results, which he blew off as just part of the creative process imagine, dangling high in a tree after your craft collapsed and making notes to yourself about what went wrong instead of merely sitting there screaming Aaaah The age is fascinating as it is filled with colorful char
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  • Hardcover
  • 344 pages
  • My Airships: The Story of My Life
  • Alberto Santos-Dumont
  • 06 October 2017
  • 9781527963009