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The aerial crossroads of America : St. Louis's Lambert Airport

Author: Daniel L Rust
Publisher: St. Louis : Missouri History Museum Press, Chicago : Distributed by University of Chicago Press, [2016] [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Chronicles the transformation of the patch of farmland leased by Albert Bond Lambert in 1920 into the sprawling international airport it is today. Illustrated extensively with images from the airport's history, the book tells not only the story of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, but also the history of what it means to take flight in America--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel L Rust
ISBN: 9781883982898 1883982898
OCLC Number: 944087528
Description: 335 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Albert Bond Lambert and the genesis of Lambert's St. Louis International Airport --
Lambert's Airport 1920-1927 --
A municipal airport for the city of St. Louis 1928-1939 --
Lambert during World War II 1940-1945 --
The postwar years 1946-1956 --
The jet age and the space age 1957-1968 --
The battle for Lambert Airport 1968-1977 --
The era of airline deregulation 1978-1988 --
Expanding Lambert: alternatives F-4 and W-1W 1989-2000 --
Lambert in the twenty-first century 2001 and beyond.
Responsibility: Daniel L. Rust.

Abstract:

"Chronicles the transformation of the patch of farmland leased by Albert Bond Lambert in 1920 into the sprawling international airport it is today. Illustrated extensively with images from the airport's history, the book tells not only the story of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, but also the history of what it means to take flight in America--

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