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Jet Age The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World

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ISBN-10: 158333436X

ISBN-13: 9781583334362

Edition: 2011

Authors: Sam Howe Verhovek

List price: $16.00
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The captivating story of the titans, engineers, and pilots who raced to design a safe and lucrative passenger jet. In Jet Age, journalist Sam Howe Verhovek explores the advent of the first generation of jet airliners and the people who designed, built, and flew them. The path to jet travel was triumphal and amazingly rapid-less than fifty years after the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, Great Britain led the world with the first commercial jet plane service. Yet the pioneering British Comet was cursed with a tragic, mysterious flaw, and an upstart Seattle company put a new competitor in the sky: the Boeing 707 Jet Stratoliner. Jet Agevividly recreates the race between two…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/2/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594

Preface
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
Epilogue
Sources and Ackiwwledgments
Index