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Bilstein, Roger E.

Overview
Works: 20 works in 118 publications in 1 language and 7,041 library holdings
Genres: History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: TL781.5.S3, 629.10973
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Most widely held works by Roger E Bilstein
Flight in America, 1900-1983 : from the Wrights to the astronauts by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive survey of the history of American aeronautics and space flight
Stages to Saturn : a technological history of the Apollo/Saturn launch vehicles by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic study of the development of the Saturn launch vehicle that took Americans to the moon in the 1960s"--Back cover
The Wright brothers : heirs of Prometheus( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orders of magnitude : a history of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990 by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American aerospace industry : from workshop to global enterprise by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the colorful early development of the industry in America, its rapid expansion during the Second World War, and American dominance and European competition during the modern period. Author Roger E. Bilstein offers a new analysis of the international influence on American aviation and space technology. He demonstrates that the industry's growth has owed much to wartime advances, foreign technology and competition, the design success and commercial effectiveness of such government organizations as NACA and NASA, and the role of innovative entrepreneurs who looked ahead to air travel, airpower, and space flight. The American Aerospace Industry is required reading for scholars, students, business executives, policymakers, and those engaged in technological research. Clearly written and thoroughly researched, this book presents major themes and economic trends in one of the most dynamic and important industries in America today
Testing aircraft, exploring space : an illustrated history of NACA and NASA by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics -- forerunner of today's NASA -- emerged in 1915, when airplanes were curiosities made of wood and canvas and held together with yards of baling wire. At the time an unusual example of government intrusion (and foresight, given the importance of aviation to national military concerns), the committee oversaw the development of wind tunnels, metal fabrication, propeller design, and powerful new high-speed aircraft during the 1920s and '30s. In this richly illustrated account, acclaimed historian of aviation Roger E. Bilstein combines the story of NACA and NASA to provide a fresh look at the agencies, the problems they faced, and the hard work as well as inventive genius of the men and women who found the solutions. NACA research during World War II led to critical advances in U.S. fighter and bomber design and, Bilstein explains, contributed to engineering standards for helicopters. After 1945 the agency's test pilots experimented with jet-powered aircraft, testing both human and technical limits in trying to break the so-called "sound barrier." In October 1958, when the launch of the Soviet Sputnik signaled the beginning of the space race, NACA formed the nucleus of the new National Aeronautics and Space Agency. The new agency's efforts to meet President Kennedy's challenge -- safely landing a man on the Moon and returning him to Earth before the end of the 1960s -- is one of the great adventure stories of all time. Bilstein goes on to describe NASA's recent planetary and extraplanetary exploration, as well as its less well-known research into the future of aeronautical design
Flight patterns : trends of aeronautical development in the United States, 1918-1929 by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1918 to 1929 American aviation progressed through the pioneering era, establishing the pattern of its impact on national security, commerce and industry, communication, travel, geography, and international relations. In America, as well as on a global basis, society experienced a dramatic transformation from a two-dimensional world to a three-dimensional one. By 1929 aviation was poised at the threshold of a new epoch. Covering both military and civil aviation trends, Roger Bilstein's study highlights these developments, explaining how the pattern of aviation activities in the 1920s is reflected through succeeding decades to the present. At the same time, the author discusses the social, economic, and political ramifications of this robust new technology. Specific examples of the impact of airmail, business travel, and general aviation are cited. These topics, along with institutional developments such as trade associations, legal aspects, and altered administrative arrangements, are treated as part of the new infrastructure that was necessary before aviation could really "take off" as a useful transportation system. Aviation histories usually pay little attention to aeronautical images as an aspect of popular culture. Thoughtful observers of the 1920s such as Stuart Chase and Heywood Broun considered aircraft to be an encouraging example of the new technology -- workmanlike, efficient, and graceful, perhaps representing a new spirit of international good will. Flight Patterns is particularly useful for its discussion of both economic and cultural factors, treating them as integrated elements of the evolving air age. - Jacket flap
Apollo : ten years since Tranquillity Base( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aviation in Texas by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enterprise of flight : the American aviation and aerospace industry by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This reissue of The Enterprise of Flight: The American Aviation and Aerospace Industry (originally titled The American Aerospace Industry) is a 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, leading to some unlikely partnerships, and updates the ongoing controversy over the high cost of military aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor. In the five years since the original publication, the surge in popularity of executive jets also surprised many, and the operational debut of the International Space Station proved to be a genuine historical moment."--Jacket
Airlift and airborne operations in World War II by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skildring af amerikanske lufttransportopgaver og luftbårne operationer under 2. verdenskrig
Fundamentals of aviation and space technology by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Saturn management concept by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prelude to the air : civil aviation in the United States, 1919-1929 by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight in America : from the Wrights to the astronauts Roger E. Bilstein by Roger E Bilstein( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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From colony to commonwealth : the rise of the aerospace industry in the West by Roger E Bilstein( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public attitude toward the airplane in the United States, 1910-1925 by Roger E Bilstein( )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Travel by air : the American context by Roger E Bilstein( )

1 edition published in 1993 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Orders of Magnitude. a History of the Naca and Nasa, 1915-1990. the NasaHistory Series by Roger E Bilstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is a history of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (naca) and its successor agency the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (nasa). Main chapters included are: (1) "naca Origins (1915-1930)"; (2) "New Facilities, New Designs (1930-1945)"; (3) "Going Supersonic (1945-1958)"; (4) "On the Fringes of Space (1958-1964)"; (5) "Tortoise Becomes Hare (1964-1969)" (including the landing on the moon); (6) "Aerospace Dividends (1969-1973)" (describing the era in which many science programs were cut after the Apollo mission); (7) "On the Eve of Shuttle (1973-1980)"; (8) "Aerospace Flights (1980-1986)"; (9) "New Directions (since 1986)" (describing the area of astronautics, aeronautics and spinoff); and (10) "Summary." An appendix contains a bibliographic essay related to the history of naca and nasa. (Yp)
Defining moments : a few formal and informal milestones along the path of aeronautical progress by Roger E Bilstein( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Stages to Saturn : a technological history of the Apollo/Saturn launch vehiclesThe American aerospace industry : from workshop to global enterpriseTesting aircraft, exploring space : an illustrated history of NACA and NASAThe enterprise of flight : the American aviation and aerospace industryAirlift and airborne operations in World War II