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England and the aeroplane : militarism, modernity and machines
England and the aeroplane : militarism, modernity and machines
Edgerton, David2013
Articles
The history of England and the aeroplane is one tangled with myths - of 'the Few' and the Blitz, of boffins, flying machines, amateur inventors and muddling through. In 'England and the Aeroplane' David Edgerton reverses received wisdom, showing that the aeroplane is a central and revealing aspect of an unfamiliar English nation: a warfare state dedicated to technology, industry, empire and military power. In a revelatory recounting of the story of aeronautical England, from its politics to its industry and culture, David Edgerton reconfigures some of the most important chapters of England's history.
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Imprint:
London : Penguin Books, 2013.London : Penguin Books, 2013.
Collation:
xxxix, 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
Notes:
Previous edition: London: Macmillan, 1991.
ISBN:
9780141975160 (pbk)
Dewey class:
629.1300941629.130094
Language:
English
BRN:
235697
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