Roosevelt Field Through Time: A Visual History of a Historic American Airport

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"This book follows the legendary Roosevelt Field from its earliest days during the infancy of aviation through its pinnacle in the 1920s and 30s, to its decline in the 1940s and its rebirth as a massive shopping center. From pioneering pilots to World War I army aviators in training, to the record-setting Charles Lindbergh and his Spirit of St. Louis, this book offers a fascinating chronological visual history of "America's Premier Airport," located on Long Island’s Hempstead Plains. Illustrated with many rare, never-before-seen photographs, this book chronicles one of New York’s most historic places."
ISBN: 9781634993524
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: New York
Series: America Through Time
Images: 175
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
RICHARD PANCHYK knew he wanted to be a writer by the time he was seven years old. He sold his first “book,” a four-page handwritten trivia booklet written on a folded piece of loose-leaf paper in runny blue ballpoint pen, to a third-grade classmate for a nickel. A native of Elmhurst, Queens, Richard attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, where a class on the fascinating history of New York ignited his interest in the area. He has published a total of thirty-four books, including nine titles on New York City and six on Long Island.
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