America, 1908:
the Dawn of Flight, the Race to the Pole, the invention of the Model T and the Making of a Modern Nation

Wed, Dec 12, 2007

Hearkening to the historical moment, Jim Rasenberger probes parallels between our time and America 1908. In this brand-new book, the author of High Steel: The Daring Men who Built the World’s Greatest Skyline explores a moment in American history filled with great optimism and hope for the future. “1908, by whatever quirk of history or cosmology, was one hell of a ride around the sun”; writes Rasenberger, shedding new light on familiar stories–from the Wright Brothers’; flight to Ford’s Model T, and of course, skyscrapers.