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Pisano, Dominick 1943-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 2,830 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Records (Sports)  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dominick Pisano
Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis by Dominick Pisano( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On May 21, 1927, the twenty-five-year-old Charles Lindbergh flew his plane, Spirit of St. Louis, from New York to Paris and entered history as the first person to complete a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic. This feat - born of Lindbergh's heroism, deep knowledge of aviation, and sheer strength of will - has long been considered one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century and made Lindbergh a household name throughout the world." "As time passes and thousands routinely retrace his route daily, it is easy to lose sight of the true dimension of Lindbergh's achievement. Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis, written by Dominick Pisano and F. Robert van der Linden, two leading aviation historians and curators at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, charts Lindbergh's career from youthful barn-stormer to outspoken public figure, focusing on his flight and the preparation for it. They stress the degree to which Lindbergh's achievement was grounded in his sophisticated grasp of aviation technology and his superb skills as a pilot." "Illustrated with newly taken color photographs of the plane - one of the most precious artifacts in the museum - and archival photographs, this book captures the excitement of the early, pioneering days of aviation."--Jacket
Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1 : breaking the sound barrier by Dominick A Pisano( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text chronicle World War II ace Charles "Chuck" Yeager's quest to fly supersonically and profile the people and aircraft that made it possible for him to break the sound barrier
Legend, memory, and the Great War in the air( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrasts the romantic myth of combat in the sky with the grim reality faced by the brave aviators who fought and died during the war
Black wings : the American Black in aviation by Von Hardesty( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air and space history : an annotated bibliography( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The airplane in American culture( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To fill the skies with pilots : the Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1939-46 by Dominick Pisano( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Launched in 1939, the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was one of the largest government-sponsored vocational education programs of its time. In To Fill the Skies with Pilots, Dominick A. Pisano explores the successes and failures of the program, from its conception as a hybrid civilian-military mandate in peacetime, through the war years, and into the immediate postwar period." "As originally conceived, the CPTP would serve both war-preparedness goals and New Deal economic ends. Using the facilities of colleges, universities, and commercial flying schools, the CPTP was designed to provide a pool of civilian pilots for military service in the event of war. The program also sought to give an economic boost to the light-plane industry and the network of small airports and support services associated with civilian aviation." "As Pisano demonstrates, the CPTP's multiple objectives ultimately contributed to its demise. Although the program did train tens of thousands of pilots who later flew during the war (mostly in noncombat missions), military leaders faulted the project for not being more in line with specific recruitment and training needs. After attempting to adjust to these needs, the CPTP then faced a difficult and ultimately unsuccessful transition back to civilian purposes in the postwar era." "By charting the history of the CPTP, Pisano sheds new light on the politics of aviation during these pivotal years as well as on civil-military relations and New Deal policy making. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
The civilian pilot training program, 1939-1946 : a case study of New Deal, war preparedness-mobilization aviation policy by Dominick Pisano( )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smithsonian history of aviation series( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A brief history of the Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1939-1944 by Dominick Pisano( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis by Dominick Pisano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis
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Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1 : breaking the sound barrierLegend, memory, and the Great War in the airBlack wings : the American Black in aviationThe airplane in American cultureTo fill the skies with pilots : the Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1939-46
Alternative Names
Pisano, Dominick A.

Languages
English (53)