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

By: Hoehling, Mary

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Hoehling, on front end paper

Seller ID: 018175

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 ... View more info