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Barons of the Sky: From Early Flight to Strategic Warfare - The Story of the American Aerospace Industry

By: Biddle, Wayne

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2299497

ISBN: 0805025146

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A very nice copy. 1993 Trade Paperback. 366 pp. Black & white photographs. Without going very far beneath the surface, Biddle tells the story of the aviation pioneers whose business interests resulted in mega-corporations such as Boeing, Lockheed, Martin Marietta, Northrup and McDonnell Douglas. The book describes how the American aircraft industry weathered the Depression by turning itself into an international munitions business. Operating under something of a cloud in prewar isolationist days, the industry profited grossly when 'it became necessary for Washington to beg the ... View more info