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Table of Contents Early Aviation in LA The Williams Family Jimmie and Walter Wedell Patterson Airport Selected Bibliography


Bilstein, Roger E. Flight in America: From the Wrights to the Astronauts. Rev. ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.

———. Flight Patterns: Trends of Aeronautical Development in the United States, 1918-1929. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1983.

Corn, Joseph J. The Winged Gospel: America's Romance with Aviation, 1900-1950. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.

Dwiggins, Don. The Barnstormers: Flying Daredevils of the Roaring Twenties. Blue Ridge Summit, Penn.: TAB Books, 1981.

Ford, Daniel. Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and the American Volunteer Group. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.

Heitmann, John A. "Getting Places in a Hurry: The Development of Aviation in Long-Era South Louisiana." Louisiana History 29 (fall 1988): 325-342.

Jakab, Peter L. Visions of a Flying Machine: The Wright Brothers and the Process of Invention. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990.

Leary, William M. Aerial Pioneers: The U.S. Air Mail Service, 1918-1927. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985.

Lewis, W. David, and Wesley Phillips Newton. Delta: The History of an Airline. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1979.

O'Neil, Paul. Barnstormers and Speed Kings. Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 1981.

Schmid, S. H., and Truman C. Weaver. The Golden Age of Air Racing, pre-1940. 2d rev. ed. Oshkosh, Wisc.: EAA Aviation Foundation, 1983.

Serling, Robert J. From the Captain to the Colonel: An Informal History of Eastern Airlines. New York: Dial Press, 1980.

Smith, Henry Ladd. Airways: The History of Commercial Aviation in the United States. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942.

Solberg, Carl. Conquest of the Skies: A History of Commercial Aviation in America. Boston: Little, Brown, 1979.

Wohl, Robert. A Passion for Wings: Aviation and the Western Imagination, 1908-1918. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.