Floyd Bennett Field

Author: Richard V. Porcelli
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467133671
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Although New York City was slowly recognizing the need for a municipal airport in the late 1920s, it sought to regain prominence by constructing the most advanced airport of its day. Construction in the far reaches of Brooklyn was started on October 29, 1929, the day of the stock market crash that heralded the Great Depression. The airport was named posthumously for Floyd Bennett, a Brooklyn native, Navy pilot, and Medal of Honor winner. Unfortunately, because of many factors--including poor timing, politics, and remoteness from Manhattan--the airfield was a commercial failure. Its advanced features, however, made it a mecca for private aircraft and the site of numerous record-breaking flights.

Air Crash Investigations The Crash Of American Airlines Flight 587

Author: Hans Griffioen
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1409286029
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On November 12, 2001, American Airlines flight 587, an Airbus A300-605R, took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York. Flight 587 was a scheduled passenger flight to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with a crew of 9 and 251 passengers aboard the airplane. Shortly after take-off the airplane lost its tail, the engines subsequently separated in flight and the airplane crashed into a residential area of Belle Harbor, New York. All 260 people aboard the airplane and 5 people on the ground were killed, and the airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire.

Long Island S Military History

Author: Glen Williford
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738536231
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Long Island's location and terrain gave it a significant role in defending the United States for over two hundred years. Forming the eastern shore of New York City's harbor, Long Island provided sites for seaward defense, while its flat, grassy plain was an ideal location for airfields. Many fortifications, encampments, and defense factories were built on Long Island. Long Island's Military History-with more than two hundred vintage photographs-traces this unique history, beginning with the battle of Long Island in 1776 and continuing through the cold war into the 1980s. This fascinating visual history tells of places such as Roosevelt Field and Plum Island, whose military uses have been forgotten; Camp Wikoff and Hazelhurst Field, short-lived military sites; and Grumman and Republic, names once associated only with combat aircraft.

The American Film Institute Catalog Of Motion Pictures Produced In The United States

Author: American Film Institute
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520079083
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"The entire field of film historians awaits the AFI volumes with eagerness."Eileen Bowser, Museum of Modern Art Film Department Comments on previous volumes: "The source of last resort for finding socially valuable . . . films that received such scant attention that they seem 'lost' until discovered in the AFI Catalog."Thomas Cripps "Endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory."Arthur Schlesinger, Jr."

Invisible New York

Author: Stanley Greenberg
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 080185945X
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Reveals the hidden infrastructure of New York City demonstrating its technological evolution since the nineteenth century

From A High Place

Author: Matthew Spender
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520225480
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"One of the finest biographies of an artist I have ever read."--John Ashbery