Several recent “Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight” Amazon Reviews:
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Amazing Evidence for Whitehead By Chris on June 10, 2015
There is an amazing amount of credible evidence that Whitehead flew long before the Wrights in this book. It seems that it was common knowledge in Whitehead’s neighborhood that he was flying fairly regularly before the Wrights claimed a first flight. It is sad that Mr. Whitehead, being a poor immigrant couldn’t get the credit he so deserves. I too would like to see a movie version that would expose how history has been manipulated and credible evidence was ignored regarding Mr. Whitehead. This stands as a vindication of a man who truly deserves to be regarded as first in flight!
A most extraordinary book… By Michael M. on June 5, 2015
This is a most extraordinary book, not just because of the historical importance of the subject matter, but also because of the thoroughly documented case that leaves no doubt that the Wright brothers were not the First to Fly.
Susan Brinchman has done a first class job of research and writing. Her work will stand the test of time. Scholars and schoolboys and aviation fans the world over should read this essential true history of those first moments in man’s ascent into the skies.
History Corrected: The Real Father of Powered Flight By Tom O. on June 4, 2015
The subject matter of who really flew first is fascinating. The author gives a compelling perspective. This should make a great motion picture. Too bad Paul Newman isn’t around for this one. It happened 12 miles from his home in Westport, Connecticut.
Some historians claim it’s unfounded, but international ones who are not America biased, recognize Gustave Whitehead as the father of powered flight! Enjoy!!!
New Book, New Information By Marcia H on June 17, 2015
This book needs to be in the library of everyone who is interested in early aviation. No serious historian should be without it.
The evidence that Gustave Whitehead flew at least by 1901 is overwhelming. It is well done, well presented, well organized, and engrossing.
There are in depth studies of the problems Whitehead had in finding and keeping sponsors for his work.This was typical for inventors, but particularly for pioneer aviators. Compare the life and work of Charles Goodyear, who invented vulcanized rubber. Fascinating in this book is information, such as that presented about the St. Louis World’s Fair aerial exhibition in 1904 that the Wrights never took part in and why.
The reader may be surprised at the intrigue that was used to prevent Whitehead’s accomplishments from being widely known, including Orville Wright’s article calling Whitehead’s flights “mythical.”There are Wright advocates today who will say that Whitehead never flew, even if he took off before their very eyes from their own front lawns. This book isn’t for them and if they read it, they will come to the same conclusion. Don’t believe them. Read the book for yourselves.