The Enterprise of Flight: The American Aviation and Aerospace Industry (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series) (Paperback)

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The Enterprise of Flight is a highly praised contribution to the literature on American aviation and space exploration history. In a new introduction for this paperback edition, Roger E. Bilstein explains how international competition has affected American aerospace and airline manufacturers and updates the ongoing controversy over the high cost of military aircraft such as the F-12 Raptor.

About the Author


Roger E. Bilstein is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is the author of seven previous books on aviation and the aerospace industry.

Praise For…


A masterly synthesis by a master historian (Lewis, David)

Making stunning use of recently available documents and scholarly writings, this book succeeds in capturing the essence of a major American technological enterprise. (Roger D. Launius)

. . . establishes Bilstein as the most accessible guide to American aerospace history. (Technology And Culture)


Product Details
ISBN: 9781560989646
ISBN-10: 1560989645
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication Date: September 17th, 2001
Pages: 300
Language: English
Series: Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series