"A thorough, beautifully presented history of aviation" - "The Times". From the Wright brothers' first powered flight, to Concorde's final voyage and the tragic crash of the Columbia, take a sky-high journey through the history of aviation. Charting the trailblazers, jet test pilots and constant progress at the cutting-edge of technology, every aspect of flight is explored. Recalling memorable events - record-breaking flights, aerial warfare and terrorist hijackings - this is the story of how man's dream to fly became a reality and central to modern history.
R G Grant has published more than 20 books on aspects of social life and military conflict in the 20th century. His works include a biography of Winston Churchill, a history of the British secret service and a study of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He was also a major contributor to the ITV Visual History of the Twentieth Century. He lives in London.