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Alone : The Classic Polar Adventure
by Richard E. Byrd, Philip Turner (Editor), David G. Campbell
Paperback - 309 pages Reprint edition (June 1995)
Kodansha International; ISBN: 1568360681

Aviation : The Early Years: The Hutton Getty Picture Collection
by Peter Almond
Hardcover - 360 pages (June 1998)
Konemann; ISBN: 3895086827

Birdflight As The Basis Of Aviation
by Otto Lilienthal 
One of the most important books on aviation ever published, this is the work of a creative genius whose observation, analysis, ingenuity and daring laid the foundation for the development of aviation. After a comprehensive scientific study of how birds fly, Lilienthal recognized the superiority of curved wing surfaces. He then developed a theory of flight and designed and built a series of gliders. From 1891 to 1896 Lilienthal made over 2,000 flights.
Paperback - 152 pages reprint edition (November 20, 2000)
Markowski Intl; ISBN: 0938716581

Conquer the Sky : Great Moments in Aviation
by Harold Rabinowitz
Hardcover - 208 pages (October 1996)
Metro Books; ISBN: 1567993818

Flight and Flying : A Chronology
by David Baker
Not the slim, rudimentary chronology thrown into so many books, but rather a comprehensive chronological reference compiled from primary sources. Some 7,000 entries and 150 photographs document the evolution of aviation technology.
Hardcover - 549 pages (April 1994)
Facts on File, Inc.; ISBN: 0816018545

Flying Cold : The Adventures of Russel Merrill, Pioneer Alaskan Aviator
by Robert Merrill MacLean, Sean Rossiter (Contributor)
Paperback - 178 pages (October 1994)
Epicenter Pr; ISBN: 094539733X
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Bush Pilot With a Briefcase : The Incredible Story of Aviation Pioneer Grant McConachie
by Ronald A. Keith, Sean Rossiter (Introduction)
(Paperback - March 1998)

Frank Barr : Bush Pilot in Alaska and the Yukon (Caribou Classics)
by Dermot Cole
Alaska Northwest Books
Paperback September 1999
ISBN: 088240525X

Fokker : A Transatlantic Biography (Smithsonian History of Aviation Series)
by M. L. J. Dierikx, Marc Dieikx
Hardcover - 360 pages (April 1997)
Smithsonian Institution Press; ISBN: 1560987359

Glenn Curtiss, Pioneer of Flight
by Cecil R. Roseberry
Listed under Glenn Curtiss

The History of German Aviation : Kurt Tank - Focke-Wulf's Designer and Test Pilot
by Wolfgang Wagner
Listed under Focke-Wulf

Hazel Jane Raines Pioneer Lady of Flight
by Regina Trice Hawkins
Hardcover - 217 pages (November 1996)
Mercer Univ Pr; ISBN: 0865545324

Empire: The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes
by Donald L. Barrett, James B. Steele (Contributor)
Listed under Howard Hughes

Fate Is the Hunter
by Ernest Kellogg Gann 
Listed under Ernest K Gann

The Aviation Legacy of Henry & Edsel Ford
by Timothy J. O'Callaghan
Listed under Henry Ford

Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters
by Richard Hack
Listed under Howard Hughes

The Spirit of St. Louis
by Charles A. Lindbergh, Reeve Lindbergh (Introduction)
Listed under The Lindberghs

Jannus, an American Flier
by Thomas Reilly
Hardcover - 240 pages (December 1997)
University Press of Florida; ISBN: 0813015448

The Lonely Sea and the Sky
by Francis Chichester

The Magnificent Moisants : Champions of Early Flight
by Doris L. Rich
Among the most flamboyant of aviation's pioneers was the Moisant  family. Mathilde Moisant was one of the earliest of licensed women pilots. Amelia Earhart biographer Doris L. Rich draws on family interviews and long buried records to revive the Moisants' many adventures both in the air and on the ground.
Hardcover - 264 pages (October 1998)
Smithsonian Institution Press; ISBN: 1560988606

Man Flies : The Story of Alberto Santos-Dumont, Master of the Balloon, Conqueror of the Air
by Nancy Winters
Hardcover - 160 pages 1 edition (September 1998)
Ecco Press; ISBN: 0880016361

A Passion for Wings : Aviation and the Western Imagination 1908-1918
by Robert Wohl
Paperback (October 1996)
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300068875

Picture History of Aviation on Long Island : 1908-1938
by George C. Dade, Frank Strnad
Paperback - 166 pages (November 1989)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486260089

To the Pole : The Diary and Notebook of Richard E. Byrd, 1925-1927
by Richard Evelyn Byrd, Raimund E. Goerler (Editor)
Hardcover - 168 pages (June 1998)
Ohio State Univ Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0814208002

Pioneers of the Air (Great Explorers Series)
by Molly Burkett
(Paperback - October 1998)

The Pioneers of Flight
by Phil Scott (Editor)
Hardcover: 216 pages
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691011176; (April 26, 1999)

The Risk Takers: A Unique Pictorial Record 1908-1972 (Aviation Pioneers 2, Racing & Record-Setting Aircraft)
by Hugh W. Cowin
Paperback: 96 pages
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 1855329042; (January 2000)

Russian Lindbergh: The Life of Valery Chkalov
(Smithsonian History of Aviation Series)
by Georgiy Baidukov, Von Hardesty (Introduction)
Paperback: 352 pages
Smithsonian Institution Press; ISBN: 156098046X; (October 1991)

Whirlybirds: A History of the U.S. Helicopter Pioneers
by Jay P. Spenser
Listed under Helicopters

Night Flight
by Antoine De Saint Exupery 
Listed under Antoine De Saint-Exupery

West With the Night
by Beryl Markham 
Listed under Women in Aviation

Wings of Madness: Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight
by Paul Hoffman
Hardcover from Hyperion
Book Published: June, 2003

Flying Dutchman - The Life of Anthony Fokker
Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker 
Library Binding - 282 pages (January 1931)
Reprint Services Corp; ISBN: 0781281342
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Soaring Above Setbacks; Autobiography of Janet Harmon Bragg
by Janet Harmon Bragg
Listed under Women in Aviation

by Jeana Yeager, Dick Rutan
Not a particularly well written book, but a great tale of aviation by the pilots who flew non-stop around the world. Db.
Paperback Reprint edition (January 1989)
HarperCollins (paper); ISBN: 0060971975 
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Charles Kingsford Smith : The World's Greatest Aviator
by Pedr Davis
ASIN: 0727101447
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100 Planes 100 Years : The First Century of Aviation
by Fred Winkowski, Frank Sullivan
Hardcover - 168 pages (October 1998)
Smithmark Publishing; ISBN: 0765108216
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Mollison the Flying Scotsman : The Life of Pioneer Aviator James Allan Mollison
by David Luff, Raymond Baxter
Hardcover (November 1995)
Smithsonian Institution Press; ISBN: 1560986212
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Pendulum : the story of America's three aviation pioneers: Wilbur Wright,  Orville Wright, and Glenn Curtiss, the Henry Ford of aviation
by Jack Carpenter
Paperback - 409 pages 1st ed. edition
ABC/Jack Carpenter; ISBN: 0960073612
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