Thaddeus Lowe, America's One-Man Air Corps (inscribed/signed)

By: Hoehling, Mary

Price: $15.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


The story of "flamboyant showman, starry-eyed dreamer, dedicated scientist, Thaddeus Lowe," considered by the author as "the Founding Father of the United States Air Force, because of the balloon equipment and aerial reconnaissance techniques he developed during the Civil War." Abraham Lincoln's generals were skeptical about military balloons, but the President was so excited about the balloon and its possibilities "that he had its base installed on the White House lawn." Inscription reads, "Best Wishes To/Jessie H. Moffitt/Mary Hoehling." Blue cloth w/black pattern decoration/lettering to front cover/spine, 189 pages (including bibliography/index), illustrated. Light wear to corners/spine ends, Ms. Moffitt's signed bookplate to front pastedown, light general wear, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, mild chipping to corners/spine ends, short tear to bottom right spine edge.

Title: Thaddeus Lowe, America's One-Man Air Corps (inscribed/signed)

Author Name: Hoehling, Mary

Categories: History, Auto/Biography, Signed (all categories),

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Julian Messner, Inc.: 1958

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good to Very Good

Inscription: Inscribed by Hoehling, on front end paper

Size: Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall

Seller ID: 018175

Keywords: NOISBN, Thaddeus Lowe, scientists, air travel, Civil War, balloons, balloonists, balloonist, flight, U.S. Army, United States Air Force, refrigeration, Abraham Lincoln