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Produced by Tom Szolyga. Tom Swift and His Airship. I don't bet," replied Tom calmly, "but if you wait a few weeks you'llsee me in an airship, and then, if you want to race the Red Streakagainst that, I'll accommodate you. Or, if you want to enter into acompetition to build a dirigible balloon or an aeroplane I'm willing.

Tom Swift and his Motor-Boat picks up directly following events from the previous book with the titular Motor-Boat getting damaged by criminals intent on steeling an invention of Tom Swift's father

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It is surmised that stories of Tom Swift were written by several different authors under a single pseudonym, Victor Appleton. The name of this protagonist appeared first in a series of books in 1900,. followed by the second series in 1954-1971, describing the adventures of Tom Swift the junior, the son of the inventor. The third series is devoted to his space journeys. The science discoveries and inventions formed the plot of all the books. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

Books by Victor Appleton. Showing 30 distinct works. Tom Swift: The Original Series Combo Volume III: Book 7: Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers, Book 8: Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice, Book 9: Tom Swift and His Sky Racer by. Victor Appleton.

AUTHOR OF "TOM SWIFT AND HIS MOTOR-CYCLE," "TOM SWIFT AND HIS MOTOR BOAT," "TOM SWIFT AND HIS SUBMARINE BOAT," ETC. ILLUSTRATED. GROSSET & DUNLAP. Made in the United States of America. STRAIGHT AT THE TOWER RUSHED THE RED CLOUD, AND HIT IT A GLANCING BLOW. Tom Swift and His Airship⁠Page 53. CONTENTS.

In 1910 there were five Tom Swift novels published and in 1911 another five so these books were being cranked out very quickly.

Tom Swift and his Motor-Boat picks up directly following events from the previous book with the titular Motor-Boat getting damaged by criminals intent on steeling an invention of Tom Swift's father. In 1910 there were five Tom Swift novels published and in 1911 another five so these books were being cranked out very quickly. This is the second book in the series but the fourth I've read and it is so far the most benign. Tom fixes the boat and the readers are included in on the repairs.

In Tom Swift and His Airship, Tom Swift has finished his latest invention- the Red Cloud, a fast and innovative airship. No sooner is Tom in the air than he is blamed for the robbery. Suddenly, he's a wanted fugitive but doesn't know why until he's half-way across the country. With no safe harbor or friend on the land below, Tom must race back to Shopton to clear his name before he's shot out of the sky.

Tom Swift and His Airship. Wanted for robbery! Bank looters escape in red airship-fired at but disappear. Chapter 18. Back For Vindication.

All books in the various Tom Swift book series

All books in the various Tom Swift book series. Counterparts to the Tom Swift character and series are later Stratemeyer creations, The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, the former of which Swift crossed over with in the fourth series.

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Ungall
Tom Swift and his Airship is the third book in the Tom Swift series and the first one with a vehicle that’s somewhat out of the ordinary. So far Tom has had a motorcycle and a motorboat. Not exactly thrilling stuff for a modern reader but then again we don’t live in 1910. To my disappointment the villains of this story are the same villains in the previous two books. But wait you say, didn’t Tom have the crooks arrested and sent to jail. Yup, but they immediately escaped and inexplicably went back to Shopton to rob the towns bank. This is a gang that seems incredibly flexible in their crimes. In the first book they were patent thieves, in the second book they are diamond thieves and now bank robbers. Thanks to Tom’s idiotic red headed nemesis, Andy Folger, Tom is accused of the crime and a $5000 reward is offered for information leading to his arrest. However, Tom, Wakefield Damon and John Swift (an aeronaut introduced in the previous book) have already left for an extended test of their new airship.

It takes a while for the story to get going but I would say this is the most exciting of the first three books. Once the trio get going in the ‘Red Cloud’ the story takes on a very Jules Verne type feel. This book was written when flight was just in its infancy so I have to give the writer credit for creating a rather inventive vehicle. The ‘Red Cloud’ is a plane/balloon hybrid capable of taking off like a conventional airplane or moving straight up and hovering like a balloon. The balloon also gave them the ability to stay aloft for days on end and switch of the engine if need be. Just as in a Verne novel they experienced several atmospheric difficulties and at one point are fired on by a town eager to claim the $5000 reward.

The Tom Swift books are generally intelligently written although somewhat campy but there is one part near the end the is a coincidence of such immeasurable magnitude that I have to call foul. It’s also ridiculous that the very large “Red Cloud’ could crash land on a building and not alert the people inside. The books are very formulaic but they’re quick breezy reads and mostly good for young kids. There are some unfortunate and completely inadvertent moments of racism but those are simply signs of the times. In fact compared to contemporary books of the early 1900’s the Tom Swift series would be seen as quite progressive. Of the first three books this one would be my favorite but hopefully we’ve seen the last of Anson Morse and his gang and the fourth book won’t be another repeat just with a different vehicle.
FireWater
Tom Swift and his Motor-Boat picks up directly following events from the previous book with the titular Motor-Boat getting damaged by criminals intent on steeling an invention of Tom Swift's father. The owner of the boat decides to auction off the 21 foot craft rather than pay for repairs and Tom wins the auction with a bid of $200. New, the boat would have run $900. Yeah, we're going WAY back in time with this series. As of today this book is 104 years old written at a time when you could get a heck of a motor boat for less than $1000.

Anyone who thinks the Tom Swift novels are great literature probably never read a Tom Swift novel. In 1910 there were five Tom Swift novels published and in 1911 another five so these books were being cranked out very quickly. This is the second book in the series but the fourth I've read and it is so far the most benign. Tom fixes the boat and the readers are included in on the repairs. This is actually one of the coolest parts of the Tom Swift series as it's both entertaining and educational. Last book pitted Tom against some industrial crooks but this time Tom has to deal with the red headed bully from the first book, Andy Foger and his idiotic friend Sam Snedecker. We also get the return of Wakefield Damon, a silly character from the previous book whose accident with a motor-bike allowed Tom to get the motor-boat. In fact most of the characters from the previous book appear again including his future wife Mary Nestor.

Tom Swift is the classic hero so good hearted that he is often stupid in his actions. Andy Foger is the typical thick headed red haired bully but his attempts at revenge on Tom for winning the auction could easily be lethal and yet Swift insists on handling it himself even when his dad suggests going to Foger's father. At the risk of spoiling the plot we eventually do discover some actual villains who just happen to be the same crooks from the previous book. In the first book the criminals appeared to be patent thieves working for some corporation but now they appear to have a very broad range of crimes as they've branched out in a completely different direction even as they seem to continue to hang out in Tom Swift's hometown of Shopton. They also continue to steal secrets from the Swifts but at this point it seems like more of an aside as if they were doing it out of habit.

I am way older than the target audience and Tom's actions are often absurd but it's a fun series and an interesting glimpse back to the early 1900's. I've started reading the third book and it's already clear the author is sticking to a very tight story template. At least in the next book he moves past pedestrian vehicles like motorbikes and motorboats and lunches into the air with his airship.
Sadaron above the Gods
For a boy's adventure book written in 1910, this is pretty simple fun. We're only 7 years after Kitty Hawk, after all, and airplanes are cutting edge excitement. It's interesting to see how the author gets some things wrong (there is no such thing as a secret gas that you can add to a tank so that the more you add, the lighter the tank and greater the lift), but the point of these books was inspiration and adventure, not scientific accuracy. As a book of it's time, there is also some incidental racial stereotyping; not done in a mean-spirited way, but it does jar our modern sensibilities. This is the stuff of cliffhanger thrills: will our hero come through??!! (Yes, the author calls Tom "our hero" at times ...)
Makaitist
Great, clean literature for children. So much better and more educational than anything that the authors are producing today.
Zololmaran
I was given the Tom Swift books back in the 50's & 60's and I read them all and enjoyed them and now I can gat them on my pad. I look forward to reading them all over again. This set of books should be read by everyone!
Bumand
The was an article in our local newspaper regarding Tom Swift stories. Light and fun to read about a very cleaver young man. Much could be gained if the "young men" of the current generation would read them.
Thorgahuginn
Great addition to my library. This is a book that young readers, my grandkids, will continue to enjoy. This is a good clean read.
This book is amazing and exciting.
I love the Tom Swift series, it is one of my favorite things to read.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a good comedy but thrilling and mysterious with an old-fashioned touch.
Tom Swift and His Airship ebook
Author:
Victor Appleton
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Action & Adventure
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BiblioBazaar (October 29, 2007)
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152 pages
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