The classic text book Theory of Flight by Richard von Mises, first published in 1945, was launched as a Dover reprint in 1959:
- Perhaps the most balanced, well-written account of fundamental fluid dynamics ever published. Mises' classic avoids the formidable mathematical structure of fluid dynamics, while conveying — by often unorthodox methods — a full understanding of the physical phenomena and mathematical concepts of aeronautical engineering. "An outstanding textbook."
- It had been known from the very beginning of flight that wings with a sharp trailing edge must be used in order to obtain a well-defined lift.