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One of my favorite aviation books. A very eccentric, crazy but accomplished aviation pioneer.Published 4 days ago by Jake
Alberto Santos-Dumont was born in Brazil, but he had all the whimsy, passion, and creative genius of the great fellow Frenchmen like Verne, Magritte, and Satie. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book gave to Santos Dumont the real importance that he has, showing that he wasn't just a crazy man whose his dream was to fly, but showed how his genius contributed to the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Alvaro Urbanetz
That's a very detailed and real history of Alberto Santos-Dumont, the brazilian inventor who made the first takeoff of a machine heavier than the air, by itself.Published 18 months ago by Luiz Alberto Guimarães Madureira da Silva
It tells the tale of an amazing human being that is overshadowed by the American Brothers who claim the "invention" of the airplane. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Bruce Wayne
What a story. Dumont was a great man. Not always understood. What a dreamer of aviation. Thank God we have had people like him promote flight as he did in his day. Read morePublished on March 21, 2013 by Rick L.
This is a fine book. Hoffman has written a smoothly flowing story of the life of Santos Dumont, from his childhood to his death. Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by Charles Hall