Conquistadors of the Sky

Book cover: Conquistadors of the Sky

Conquistadors of the Sky,

University Press of Florida


2008, 9 x 6 inches, 616 pages.

Hardcover: ISBN 978-0-8130-3249-8, $40

Softcover: ISBN 978-0-8130-3509-3, $30

by Dan Hagedorn

This primer on Latin Americans' contributions to aviation history is for anyone concerned about the story of Latin American aviation. It tells the economic, political, and geographic realities of their history, beginning with Santos-Dumont and continuing with others in Latin America who played a key role in the development of aviation. This generously illustrated book tells their story.

Written to complement the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's America by Air gallery.