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China's Wings War, Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight

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ISBN-10: 0553804278

ISBN-13: 9780553804270

Edition: 2012

Authors: Gregory Crouch

List price: $35.00
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From the acclaimed author ofEnduring Patagoniacomes a dazzling tale of aerial adventure set against the roiling backdrop of war in Asia. The incredible real-life saga of the flying band of brothers who opened the skies over China in the years leading up to World War II—and boldly safeguarded them during that conflict—China’s Wingsis one of the most exhilarating untold chapters in the annals of flight. At the center of the maelstrom is the book’s courtly, laconic protagonist, American aviation executive William Langhorne Bond. In search of adventure, he arrives in Nationalist China in 1931, charged with turning around the turbulent nation’s flagging airline business, the China National…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/28/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Author's Note
Glossary of Chinese Place-Names
Winter 1931
The Middle Kingdom
Saint Patrick�s Day, 1931
"You Won't Be Able to Handle the Pilots"
"This Airline Is a Partnership"
Cake and Champagne
Route Three
A Pan Am Man and a Woman Named Kitsi
The Last of the Salad Days
Things Fall Apart
The Cavalry
Shanghai November
Going with the Wind
The Provisional Capital
The Kweilin Incident
The Evacuation of Hankow
Meeting Madame
Bombing Season
Ventricular Tachycardia
A Wing and a Spare, No Prayers Needed
"Those Planes Are Japanese!"
The Hump
In the Fight
"For Us It Started Five Years Ago"
Clipping the Edge of Bedrock
"We'll Be Talking About That for the Rest of Our Lives"
Not the Worst Way to Fight a War
To Lose a Friend
Getting His
The Gold Missions