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"An invaluable contribution which ranges from Aztecan myths through the civil and military histories of all Latin American countries down to the current headaches involved in stemming the drug traffic. A book for scholars and buffs alike."
"Especially valuable for readers interested in Latin America and the history of aviation in general."
"Expands the traditional sphere of aviation development from the North Atlantic to the vast region below the Rio Grande."
"Not only is an essential starting point for any Latin American aviation study, it is an entry point into future scholarship on the spatial and temporal diffusion of technological modernity, cultural and economic imperialism on the "periphery," and particularly the messy entanglement of United States-Latin American relations on multiple fronts."
--A Contra corriente
"Provides a much- needed overview of the development of aviation in Latin America."
"Urges us to realize that the history of aviation does not have to embody the image of the artifact it remembers. It does not need to appear boundless and groundless like an elevated airplane in motion. The stories we tell about the evolution of artificial ascent can start in different places and have other heroes."
--Hispanic American Historical review
"Brings clarity and insight to a complex subject."
--Technology and Culture
"Brings to light for the first time many intriguing insights, arranged chronologically, then alphabetically by country."
"Valuable work, full of rich details."
--The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History, vol. 67 No. 3