This book follows the legendary Roosevelt Field from its earliest days during the infancy of aviation through its pinnacle in the 1920s and 30s, to its decline in the 1940s and its rebirth as a massive shopping center.
From pioneering pilots to World War I army aviators in training, to the record-setting Charles Lindbergh and his Spirit of St. Louis, this book offers a fascinating chronological visual history of "America's Premier Airport," located on Long Island’s Hempstead Plains.
Illustrated with many rare, never-before-seen photographs, this book chronicles one of New York’s most historic places.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Born and raised in Queens, Richard Panchyk attended prestigious Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan. It was during an elective senior year class on New York City history that he first became fascinated with the story of the Big Apple. He published his first book at age 21, and since then has authored or edited 25 books. His New York City books include: German New York City, Catholic New York City, New York City Skyscrapers, and New York City History for Kids. He has also authored four books on Long Island's history, and four books on American history.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
STATE: New York
SERIES: America Through Time
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)