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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 11 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 16 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 18 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
A fascinating, accessible history of a little-known, under-appreciated historical figure. The writing is good over all, easy to read and engaging. Read morePublished on March 3, 2011 by Adam
This is an excellent book on a most extraordinary inventor. Alberto Santos-Dumont was a man possessed of so much spirit and life - and so much genius - yet he is often overlooked... Read morePublished on January 17, 2010 by L.A. in CA