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"Wings of Wood, Wings of Metal: Culture and Technical Choice in American Airplane Materials, 1914-1945" book cover image

Eric Schatzberg, Wings of Wood, Wings of Metal: Culture and Technical Choice in American Airplane Materials, 1914-1945 (Princeton University Press, 1999)

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