TITLE: Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute & the Transportation Revolution
SPEAKER: Simine Short
EVENT DATE: 02/29/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 61 minutes
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Drawing heavily on the rich aeronautical archives of the Library of Congress, including personal correspondence, "Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution" is the first detailed examination of French-born and self-trained civil engineer Octave Chanute's life and his immeasurable contributions to engineering and transportation, from the ground-transportation revolution of the mid-19th century to the early days of aviation.
Speaker Biography: Simine Short is an aviation historian who has researched and written extensively on the history of motorless flight. Her first book, "Glider Mail: An Aerophilatelic Handbook," received numerous research awards worldwide and is considered a standard reference by aerophilatelists and aviation researchers.
SERIES: Books & Beyond