Flying Man: Hugo Junkers and the Dream of Aviation by Richard Byers PDF

By Richard Byers

ISBN-10: 1623494648

ISBN-13: 9781623494643

Hugo Junkers (1859–1935) was once a German engineer and airplane clothier typically credited because the pioneer of all-metal airplanes. His corporation, Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG, traditionally talked about easily as “Junkers,” grew to become a big German airplane producer dependent in Dessau. From humble beginnings generating boilers and radiators, by means of international warfare II the corporate used to be generating probably the most profitable Luftwaffe planes, together with the Ju 88, the first bomber of the German air force.

Hugo Junkers himself, notwithstanding, was once a socialist pacifist who observed aviation with a view to unify the area. quickly after the Nazi get together got here to energy in 1933, Junkers used to be compelled to give up his patents, stumbled on his holdings seized via the kingdom, and used to be positioned below residence arrest. He died in 1935, a “tortured genius” exiled from his life’s paintings yet, maybe thankfully, spared from seeing his innovations destructively unleashed throughout Europe.

No biography of Junkers has been released thus far. writer Richard Byers now fills that void with this compelling narrative of a guy and his machines. Flying Man is a contribution not just to the background of aviation but in addition provides to our knowing of the consolidation of energy in Germany’s march towards global warfare II.

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