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A Nation of Fliers

A Nation of Fliers

German Aviation and the Popular Imagination

Peter Fritzsche

ISBN 9780674601222

Publication date: 02/01/1994

From huge, fragile airships hanging in the sky to dashing young war pilots obsessed with death and destruction, this text describes Germany’s perilous romance with aviation, covering the bright idealism of flight and its darker service in total war.


  • An important, thought-provoking study.



  • Peter Fritzsche is Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Book Details

  • 304 pages
  • 6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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