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From the Publisher"The field of academic air transport historical geography may be a very small one but Air Empire sets dauntingly high standards of scholarship and accessible, elegant prose." — Brian Graham Journal of Transport Geography, 18 (2010) p. 761
" a thoroughly researched and well-written and illustrated volume which will appeal to a wide audience. Pirie convincingly recounts the tortuous path which led to the formation of imperial civil aviation, and the effect this had - not necessarily on Empire, but on the imaginations of Empire within Britain." — Federico Caprotti, African Affairs, 110 (2011), pp. 148-149.
"[a] hugely informative and entertaining study." — Stephen Constantine, Twentieth Century British History, 2010.
"He skilfully interweaves a narrative history of imperial civil aviation with a fascinating exploration of less obvious topics Journal of Historical Geography"
"a triumph for its author, and for the Studies in Imperialism series ..." — Prof Ashley Jackson, review in Journal of Southern African Studies, 36 (4) (2010) p. 966