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Book review: balloon madness: flights of imagination in Britain, 1783-1786 by Clare Brant

Pearl, Jason (2018) Book review: balloon madness: flights of imagination in Britain, 1783-1786 by Clare Brant. LSE Review of Books (11 Jan 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Balloon Madness: Flights of Imagination in Britain, 1783-1786, Clare Brant explores the booming popularity of the hot air balloon in Britain following the launch of a technology that made possible the dream of human flight. Full of lively personalities and striking anecdotes drawn from Brant’s thorough archival research, this book is a fascinating and comprehensive account of the impact of ‘balloonomania’ on British print and visual culture, writes Jason Pearl.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2018 15:56
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 12:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88228

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