Up Up and Away in My Beautiful Balloon
Full title: Ascend or die : Richard Crosbie: pioneer of balloon flight
Creator / Author: Bryan MacMahon
Item Type / Page count: Book / 254p
When Published: 2010
Publisher / Place of Publication: The History Press Ireland / 119 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
About: The story of Richard Crosbie, the first Irish aeronaut. He was a larger-than-life character with more than a bit of the showman in him. The book describes the ups and downs (pardon the pun) of his career culminating in a theatrical life in America which ended in 1824.
ID number(s): 9781845889852
Chapters: Foreword — Childhood and college years — Peg Plunket’s revenge — The first aerial adventurers – Plans and delays — The first manned flight in Ireland — The student hero of Royal Barracks – From Leinster Lawn into the Irish Sea — Soaring over the Shannon: Crosbie’s final flight – The rivals – Richard Crosbie in America — The conquest of the Irish Sea — Envoi — Appendix 1: Crosbie family history — Appendix 2: Timeline — Sources — Acknowledgements — Bibliography –Index.
WW Connection #1: Richard Crosbie was born in Baltinglass in West Wicklow.
Extra #1: includes several contemporary illustrations and additional photographs.
Extra #2: includes Crosbie Family History.
Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.
Extra #4: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.
Extra #5: Check out the 2013 Baltinglass Balloon Festival held in honour of Richard Crosbie