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Jet Age...Author: Sam Howe Verhovek (used hardcover)

Listed In Category: Books & Magazines > Non-Fiction
Secondary Category: Books & Magazines > Biography & Autobiography
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Subtitle: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781583334027; Release Date: Oct 2010; List Price: $27.00; Publisher: Avery; Length: 248 pages. Condition: Very Good. Has a remainder mark at the very bottom and significant shelfdust. Jacket and cover are both still in overall great shape, binding is strong, and pages are otherwise unmarked. Same cover design as that shown here.


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 Age vividly recreates the race between two nations, two global airlines, and two rival teams of brilliant engineers for bragging rights to the first jet service across the Atlantic Ocean in 1958. At the center of this story are great minds and courageous souls, including Sir Geoffrey de Havilland and Alvin "Tex" Johnston.

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