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Empire of the Air

Aviation and the American Ascendancy

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$50.50 • £40.95 • €45.50

ISBN 9780674050945

Publication Date: 11/01/2013

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400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

35 halftones

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  • Introduction: The Logic of the Air
  • 1. The Americanization of the Airplane
  • 2. Good Neighbors Are Close Neighbors
  • 3. Global Visions, National Interests
  • 4. “America’s Lifeline to Africa”
  • 5. From Open Door to Open Sky
  • 6. Mass Air Travel and the Routes of the Cold War
  • 7. The Jet Age and the Limits of American Power
  • Conclusion: “Empires Rise and Empires Fall”
  • Sources and Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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