Peter Westwick

University of Southern California

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Assistant Research Professor in History at the University of Southern California and director of the Aerospace History Project at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West; co-author of The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing; editor of Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century in Southern California

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