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Airways; the history of commercial aviation in the United States

Author: Henry Ladd Smith
Publisher: New York, Russell & Russell, 1965 [©1942]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Henry Ladd, 1906-
Airways.
New York, Russell & Russell, 1965 [©1942]
(OCoLC)568523604
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Ladd Smith
OCLC Number: 1064462
Description: xiv, 430, xv pages illustrations, portraits 23 cm
Contents: Kitty Hawk --
The day of the birdman --
The swivel-chair colonels --
The mail files through --
The night raiders --
"Neither rain, nor snow, nor gloom of night" --
The mail must pay --
Law and order in the airways --
The seeds of empire --
The wings grow stronger --
The urge to merge --
E pluribus American --
Top Sergeant Brown --
The shotgun wedding of TAT and WAE --
Mr. Gadfly Halliburton --
The reach exceeds the grasp --
The Black Committee --
Washington Opera Bouffe --
The "Spoils Conferences" --
Death and the Army take over --
Who is the villain? --
Invitation to a crap game --
Head winds and ceiling zero --
Back to "normalcy" --
The age of the skyliner --
They made the sky ships --
Safety pays dividends --
Peace and war --
Appendix. 1. The first air-mail law (Kelly Act) and amendments --
2. The McNary-Watres Act --
3. Determination of passenger subsidy element in air-mail payments for fiscal years 1931-3 --
4. Air-mail route mileage and extensions --
5. Air lines in the United States --
Chronology.
Responsibility: by Henry Ladd Smith.

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