The book Nowhere But North Dakota: Clear Skies and Open Airspace, by Bruce A. Smith, has been added to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives book collection. The following book description comes from Amazon:
“Authored by Dr. Bruce A. Smith, dean of the University of North Dakota's John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, this book reveals how the aerospace program at UND developed and continues to soar to new heights.”
From the dust jacket: "The windswept prairies of the upper Midwest might seem an unlikely spot to find America's pre-eminent aviation college. Yet the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences has flourished at the University of North Dakota amid harsh winters and occasional floods. Its success is a testament to entrepreneurial spirit, clear-eyed vision, strong personalities--and a touch of luck."