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Mavericks of the Sky The First Daring Pilots of the U. S. Air Mail

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ISBN-10: 0060529490

ISBN-13: 9780060529499

Edition: 2006

Authors: Barry Rosenberg, Catherine Macaulay

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" The dramatic story of the first daredevil pilots of the U.S. Air Mail Service who risked their lives daily to map new aviation routes, which are still in use today, and deliver mail throughout the U.S. It was the pilots of the U.S. Air Mail service who made it possible for flight to evolve from an impractical and deadly fad to today's worldwide network of airlines. Nicknamed "The Suicide Club," this small but daring cadre of pilots took a fleet of flimsy World War I "Jenny" Biplanes and blazed a trail of sky routes across the country. In the midst of the Jazz Age, they were dashing, group-proud, brazen, and resentful of authority. They were also loyal, determined to prove the skeptics…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/21/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Catherine Macaulay has contributed to many publications over the years. Her work has appeared in magazines ranging from E/The Environment Magazine to the Daily Racing Forum . Coauthors and partners, Rosenberg and Macaulay have shared their lives with a retinue of cats, dogs, and horses for the past two decades. Currently, they divide their time between Westchester, New York, and Calabasas, California.

Fleet
Burleson
Regularly Scheduled Service
Otto
Into the Eye
Willoughby
Lipsner
Civil Service
Pathfinders
Bellefonte
Stinson
The Star
It's Over
Complications
Letters, What Letters?
Dear Mr. Praeger
Strike
Wilson
A Killer Year
Knight
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index