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Mavericks of the Sky

The First Daring Pilots of the U. S. Air Mail

Mavericks of the Sky( )
Author: Rosenberg, Barry
Macaulay, Catherine
ISBN:978-0-06-203757-2
Publication Date:May 2011
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:HarperCollins e-books
Book Format:Ebook
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It was the pilots of the U.S. Air Mail service who made it possible for flight to evolve from an impractical and deadly fad to today's worldwide network of airlines. Nicknamed "The Suicide Club," this small but daring cadre of pilots took a fleet of flimsy World War I "Jenny" Biplanes and blazed a trail of sky routes across the country. In the midst of the Jazz Age, they were dashing, group-proud, brazen, and resentful of authority. They were also loyal, determined to prove the...
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Pages:368



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