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Author Van Vleck, Jenifer, 1974-

Title Empire of the air : aviation and the American ascendancy / Jenifer Van Vleck.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (370 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the logic of the air -- The Americanization of the airplane -- Good neighbors are close neighbors -- Global visions, national interests -- "America's lifeline to Africa" -- From open door to open sky -- Mass air travel and the routes of the Cold War -- The jet age and the limits of American power -- Conclusion : "Empires rise and empires fall."
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Pan American World Airways, Inc. -- History.
Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Political aspects -- United States.
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Social aspects -- United States.
Aeronautics and state -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Aviation and the American ascendancy
Other Form: Print version: Van Vleck, Jenifer, 1974- Empire of the air 9780674050945 (DLC) 2012051096 (OCoLC)824670883
ISBN 9780674726246 (electronic bk.)
0674726243 (electronic bk.)