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Dierikx, M. L. J.

Overview
Works: 39 works in 114 publications in 2 languages and 1,543 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Chronologies  Biographies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: TL540.F6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by M. L. J Dierikx
Clipping the clouds : how air travel changed the world by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Airplanes are everywhere, and rapid air transport has become one of the necessities of our time. Yet one of the peculiarities of powered flight is that it has stayed in the public focus for over a century. Clipping the Clouds looks at the history of aviation in a challenging new way, covering not just the technology, but the way aviation has interacted with society since its very beginnings."--Jacket
Anthony Fokker : the Flying Dutchman who shaped American aviation by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The biography of Anthony Fokker, a Dutch pilot and aviation tycoon."--Provided by publisher
Fokker : a transatlantic biography by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The name Fokker is synonymous with early aviation warfare. Rising to prominence as a builder of biplanes and triplanes used extensively by Germany in World War I, Anthony Fokker (1890-1939) made aerial combat possible by inventing a device to synchronize machine gun fire with propellers. By 1918 he was the manufacturer of Germany's top fighter planes. A decade later, with his business interests extending from Germany and his native Holland to the United States, he headed the world's largest aircraft manufacturing conglomerate, renowned for an innovative trimotor plane. Arguing that Fokker's early success was due as much to good timing and marketing strategies as to engineering genius, Marc Dierikx draws from archives in Europe and the United States to trace Fokker's mixed career as an aviation businessman. He shows how Fokker's reluctance to invest in research and development, his propensity for producing small-series, highly customized Aircraft and his struggle with quality control led to the eventual decline of his empire. The book describes how Fokker's eccentricities and constant travels had dramatic consequences on his personal life and how his financial strategies affected the sales of his planes. Dierikx also details Fokker's unfounded confidence in the giant F-32
Anthony Fokker : een vervlogen leven by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van Anthony Fokker (1890-1939) was kort, maar overvol. De luchtvaartpionier overleefde vele ongelukken, voordat hij - met dank aan de Eerste Wereldoorlog - een belangrijk vliegtuigfabrikant werd. Dat Fokker vliegtuigen voor de Duitsers had gebouwd, stond een grote carrière niet in de weg. In 1925 vestigde hij zich in de Verenigde Staten. Jarenlang was hij de grootste vliegtuigbouwer ter wereld
Nederlandse ontwikkelingssamenwerking : bronnenuitgave by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Dutch and English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An image of freedom : the Netherlands and the United States, 1945 to the present by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Amerikaanse voorbeeldfunctie en de Nederlandse oriëntatie op de Verenigde Staten vanaf 1945 en de rol van het Marshall Plan in dit proces
Begrensde horizonten : de internationale burgerluchtvaartpolitiek van Nederland in het interbellum by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building castles of the air : Schiphol Amsterdam and the development of airport infrastructure in Europe, 1916-1996 by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dwarswind : een biografie van Anthony Fokker by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blauw in de lucht : Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij 1919-1999 by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht vanuit een bedrijfseconomische benadering
Uit de lucht gegrepen : Fokker als Nederlandse droom, 1945-1996 by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naoorlogse geschiedenis van de Nederlandse vliegtuigindustrie
Nederlandse ontwikkelingssamenwerking : bronnenuitgave( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nederlandse ontwikkelingssamenwerking : bronnenuitgave( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op de drempel van de lucht : tachtig jaar Schiphol by A. M. C. M Bouwens( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Dutch and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedschrijving met de nadruk op de infrastructurele strategie
Anthony Fokker : the flying Dutchman who shaped American aviation by M. L. J Dierikx( Recording )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive biography of Anthony Fokker, the famed Dutch pilot and daredevil aviator Anthony Fokker: The Flying Dutchman Who Shaped American Aviation tells the larger-than-life true story of maverick pilot and aircraft manufacturer Anthony Fokker. Fokker came from an affluent Dutch family and developed a gift for tinkering with mechanics. Despite not receiving a traditional education, he stumbled his way into aviation as a young stunt pilot in Germany in 1910. He survived a series of spectacular airplane crashes and rose to fame within a few years. A combination of industrial espionage, luck, and deception then propelled him to become Germany's leading aircraft manufacturer during World War I, making him a multimillionaire by his midtwenties. When the German Revolution swept the country in 1918 and 1919, Fokker made a spectacular escape to the United States. He set up business in New York and New Jersey in 1921, and shortly thereafter became the world's largest aircraft manufacturer. The U.S. Army and Navy acquired his machines, and his factories equipped legendary carriers such as Pan American and TWA at the dawn of commercial air transport. Yet despite his astounding success, his empire collapsed in the late 1920s after a series of ill-conceived business decisions and deeply upsetting personal dramas. In 1927, aviator Richard Byrd solicited a Fokker three-engine plane to be the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic. The plane was damaged on a test flight and Charles Lindbergh beat him to it. Lindbergh's solo adventure in the Spirit of St. Louis earned him-and cost Fokker-a lasting place in the history books. Using previously undiscovered records and primary sources, Marc Dierikx traces Fokker's extraordinary life and celebrates his spectacular achievements
Nederlandse ontwikkelingssamenwerking : bronnenuitgave( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luchtspiegelingen : cultuurgeschiedenis van de luchtvaart by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common fate, common future : a documentary history of monetary and financial cooperation in Europe, 1947-1974 by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creation of the euro area in 1999 and the subsequent introduction of the euro as a common currency in 2002 were results of a long process of preparation that went back as far as 1947. On the basis of original documents stored in archives in several European countries, this book traces and explains the discussions in the formative years of both the ideas for a monetary union and of the European integration process as such. Its contents reveals that the basic issue to be resolved has remained the same over time: how to organize effective monetary cooperation between ultimately sovereign states. The result of an international cooperative effort of two research institutes, Huygens ING from the Netherlands and the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe from Luxembourg, this is the first book to appear on this topic that combines official documents with in-depth archival sources
Nederlandse ontwikkelingssamenwerking : bronnenuitgave( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevlogen jaren : Nederlandse burgerluchtvaart tussen de wereldoorlogen by M. L. J Dierikx( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in Dutch and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Clipping the clouds : how air travel changed the world
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Fokker : a transatlantic biography
Alternative Names
Dierikx, M.L.J. 1957-

Dierikx, Marc

Dierikx, Marc 1957-

Dierikx, Marc L. 1957-

Dierikx, Marc L.J. 1957-

Dierikx, Marc Ludovicus Joseph 1957-

Languages
Dutch (49)

English (40)