The Airline Industry

The Airline Industry

by William M. Leary

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This is a solid reference work on the business and people of the airline industry. The articles are clear and vary in length, covering the early mail service, labor organizations, air commerce regulations, and specific airlines from giants like United and Delta to tiny and defunct Northeast and North Central. Many have accompanying photographs. The articles, selected by scholars and historians, cover the business side of manufacturing and transportation, and include biographies of the people who built the airlines--most notably, Frank Borman, Thomas Braniff, Edward J. Daly, Howard Hughes, and Eddie Rickenbacker. This is excellent as a stand-alone volume; as part of the ongoing ``Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography,'' it will make a significant contribution to business literature. Other volumes in the series cover the railroad, iron and steel, automobile, and banking and finance industries.-- William A. McIntyre, New Hampshire Technical Coll. Lib., Nashua
The series chronicles America's material civilization through its business figures and businesses, with biographical entries, background entries, and other topics integrated in alphabetical order, sometimes illustrated. The present volume contains 156 entries on such as African Americans in the airline industry, Airline Pilots Association, Allegheny Airlines, Frank Borman, Civil Aeronautics Board, Federal Express, helicopter airlines, Carl Icahn, Kirk Kerkorian, Charles Lindbergh, People Express, US Air Mail Service, World Airways. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography Ser.
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9.06(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)

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