Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1989.
Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. xi, 560 pp, with b/w illustrations from photographs, diagrams, appendices, index. Minimal signs of wear in like dust jacket. "From the first spherical balloons made by Eustace and Oswald Short, the author traces the brothers' progress as engineers to the Aero Club till Wilbur Wright's arrival in France in 1908 and their consequent change-over from balloons to aeroplanes - a decision endorsed by their eldest brother Horace, who joined them to set up the world's first aircraft production line" (dust jacket). Extensively illustrated with b/w photographs and diagrams of aircraft.