Robert L. Taylor (Contributor)
Robert C. Mikesh (Contributor)
Just a hundred years ago, venturing into the air was a daredevil’s challenge and flying was a breathtaking adventure. Now airline passengers are more concerned about security checkpoints, lost luggage, and food service, sometimes forgetting the wonder of flight. From barnstormers to commercial jets, from balloons and parachutes to massive transport planes, from the days of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart to pilot training during World War II to the moment Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon – this collection of rare and iconic aviation images spans the length and breadth of a century of flight.
Aviation includes rare images of The Spirit of St. Louis, Amelia Earhart, the moon landing, the first sabotage of a jet aircraft in the United States, and many locations and planes of Midwestern and national interest.
“This photographic treasure… is a salute to those who made aviation into its many forms…” – Robert L. Taylor, founder, Antique Airplane Association
“This collection of vintage photographs captures the mystique of that early time … the aroma of aviation gasoline and engine oil.” – Robert C. Mikesh, Retired Senior Curator, National Air and Space Museum
Michael W. Lemberger received more than a hundred national and state awards during seventeen years as a newspaper photographer. He worked in film, video, and digital media as well as creating pen-and-ink drawings. He taught photo seminars at the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was a well-known archivist of historical photographs; after his death in 2016, The Lemberger Collection was donated by his family to the University of Iowa Libraries.
Leigh Michaels is the author of more than 100 books, including 80 contemporary romance novels, a dozen historical romance novels, non-fiction books about writing, and local history books. More than 35 million copies of her books have been printed in 25 languages around the world. She is a six-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest, and was honored by Iowa Library Association with the Johnson Brigham Award for an Iowa author making a contribution to literature world-wide. For more information about her, visit her website at www.leighmichaels.com.
210 pages, illustrated in black and white