Wings of Madness

Wings of Madness

DVD - 2007
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NOVA reveals the daring flights and dramatic life of a neglected genius, Brazilian-born inventor, Alberto Santos-Dumont. Featuring captivating recreations and replicas of Santos' pioneering balloons and airplanes.
Publisher: [Boston, MA] : WGBH Boston Video, [2007]
Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781593756567
1593756569
Branch Call Number: DVD 629.13092
Additional Contributors: WGBH Video (Firm)

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thongd4me Oct 28, 2013

A pioneer of manned flight mostly unknown in the US but revered in France and his home country, Brazil. He didn't always build his machines hands-on like the Wrights because he could afford to have things made, but his imagination knew no bounds and modern aviators have a huge debt to him. He put his life on the line countless times and promoted female pilots, notably Hélène Dutrieu (a top cyclist) and was a noted pacifist who ultimately despaired because of the widespread use of aircraft in warfare.

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