Air Force One: A History of the Presidents and Their Planes [NOOK Book]

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Now in paperback, this definitive history of Air Force One by the award-winning chief White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report is a "marvelous book brimming with unforgettable anecdotes" (David Brinkley).

From FDR's prop-driven Pan Am to the glimmering blue-and-white jumbo 747 on which George W. Bush travels, the president's plane has captured the public's awe and imagination and is recognized around the world as a symbol of ...
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Air Force One: A History of the Presidents and Their Planes

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Overview

Now in paperback, this definitive history of Air Force One by the award-winning chief White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report is a "marvelous book brimming with unforgettable anecdotes" (David Brinkley).

From FDR's prop-driven Pan Am to the glimmering blue-and-white jumbo 747 on which George W. Bush travels, the president's plane has captured the public's awe and imagination and is recognized around the world as a symbol of American power. In this unique book, Air Force One is revealed as a very special habitat that functions as an invaluable window on each of the presidents who occupy it.

Based on interviews with five living presidents, scores of past and present government officials, and staff and crew members of Air Force One, Walsh's book features countless fascinating and often outrageous stories of life aboard the "flying White House."
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"For modern presidents, Air Force One has become far more than a magic carpet: It is a symbol of national pride, a central command post, and a personal sanctuary . . . Walsh captures both the men and their most memorable moments aboard. This is a first-class seat for a whale of a ride." (David Gergen)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401397913
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 5/14/2003
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 256,159
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Kenneth T. Walsh has covered the White House since 1986 and has won the two most prestigious honors for reporting on the presidency. He is also the former president of the White House Correspondents' Association. The author of two books, Ronald Reagan and Feeding the Beast, he has served as adjunct professor of communication at American University in Washington, D.C., and is often a guest on MSNBC, Fox News, and other television and radio programs. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Excellent! Interesting and informative.

    An interesting and easy read that captures the "real" personalities of our Presidents when on Air Force One. The Plane provides a place where security concerns are minimized and privacy treasured.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    An interesting look at the ¿Flying White House¿

    AIR FORCE ONE: A HISTORY OF THE PRESIDENTS AND THEIR PLANES is an interesting look at the ¿Flying White House¿. The book gives readers a glimpse at the twelve presidents, starting with Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the current occupant and the varying aircraft they flown on. Reporter Kenneth Walsh provides insight to decisions made by the chief executive while in the air as well a look at the personalities of each of the president (at least the in the air traits). Mr. Walsh interviewed four living presidents, former and present aids, and crew members of Air Force One to give readers an anecdotal glance at a symbol of American power. Though very descriptive, it is the illuminating view of twelve presidents, with, for the most part, separate chapters starting with JFK (Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower being ancient history share a chapter), which make for a perceptive experience for political science followers.<P> Harriet Klausner

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