The Testaments out now
The Unfortunate Endeavours of Charles Henry Brown: Aeronaut 1827-1870 (Hardback)
  • The Unfortunate Endeavours of Charles Henry Brown: Aeronaut 1827-1870 (Hardback)
zoom

The Unfortunate Endeavours of Charles Henry Brown: Aeronaut 1827-1870 (Hardback)

(author)
£41.95
Hardback 237 Pages / Published: 20/08/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This is the biography of a pioneer aeronaut, Charles Henry Brown, whose life-long obsession with aerostation took him from his native Great Britain to Australia and India. The story of his quest for recognition is deeply researched, while being told in an anti-generic mode - imagined dialogue, play scripts and speculative interventions.
To date Brown's story has not been told in any great detail, and in the few instances where his achievements have been noted the records are marred by inaccuracies. While the story is prima facie an historical biography it also highlights the travail and frustrations faced by the early aviation pioneers - in an age of innovation and advancement they were viewed by many in the scientific community, and the general public, as being no more than providers of novelty entertainment. Brown never accepted this role and had a greater vision of the future of aviation.
Brown's story also reflects the many interesting, and to us, peculiar aspects of contemporary Victorian society.

Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783034319300
Number of pages: 237
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 x 18 mm
Edition: New edition

You may also be interested in...

The Railway Man
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Great Game
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Return of a King
Added to basket
The Fishing Fleet
Added to basket
India in the Persianate Age
Added to basket
The Burma Campaign
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
On China
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A Short History of Byzantium
Added to basket
China
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
India
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Nemesis
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Korean War
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
India
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
An Autobiography
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Mongol Empire
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.