Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World

Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World

by Sam Howe Verhovek

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583334027
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/14/2010
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sam Howe Verhovek has been a reporter for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times for more than twenty-five years. His assignments have taken him around the globe, to riots in India, the war in Iraq, and the longest school bus ride in America. He lives in Seattle.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

1 The de Havilland Comet 1

2 The Boeing 707 Jet Stratoliner 23

3 Dreamers and Aviators 37

4 Empires in the Sky 81

5 Ambassadors to the Air 111

6 The Comet Mystery 149

7 The Race to Shrink the World 179

Epilogue 211

Sources and Ackiwwledgments 217

Index 239

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