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Fear of Flying

Paul Kennedy

21 November 1985
No Longer an Island: Britain and the Wright Brothers 1902-1909 
by Alfred Gollin.
Heinemann, 468 pp., £18, October 1984, 0 434 29902 2
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... decisions, the Admiralty opted for an inferior fire-control system – and their own battlecruisers paid the price at Jutland. The above remarks are worth bearing in mind when the reader turns to AlfredGollin’s fascinating new book. As the subtitle suggests, it contains two interrelated stories: the first is the epic and rather moving tale of the endeavours of Wilbur and Orville Wright to ...

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