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Sam Howe Verhovek
|ISBN:||9781583334027 1583334025 9781583334362 158333436X|
|Notes:||"...reveals the most astounding miracle in modern life, and it's been hiding in plain sight. Forget computers and television, Facebook and Google. The Jet Age has shrunk our planet, brought us together, obliterated borders, and changed virtually every aspect of life on earth. At its heart is the gripping story of two extraordinary, larger-than-life men whose race to unlock the secret of jet travel transformed our world."--Dust jacket.|
|Description:||xxiv, 248 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||The de Havilland comet --
The Boeing 707 Jet Stratoliner --
Dreamers and aviators --
Empires in the sky --
Ambassadors to the air --
The Comet mystery --
The race to shrink the world.
|Responsibility:||Sam Howe Verhovek.|
"Breezy and fact-filled history...Mr. Verhovek spins a fine yarn that includes big money, war, sex and power." -- "The Wall Street Journal" ""Jet Age" is a page-turning detective story with
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How global air travel changed forever with jet airplanes
If you are interested in the history of aviation and how jet transportation forever changed our world, this is the book to read...and even if you hadn't thought about it, check it out. Global air travel is now taken for granted and this book details the trials and tribulations of those who were in...
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