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The Resource Pan Am at war : how the airline secretly helped America fight World War II, Mark Cotta Vaz and John H. Hill

Pan Am at war : how the airline secretly helped America fight World War II, Mark Cotta Vaz and John H. Hill

Label
Pan Am at war : how the airline secretly helped America fight World War II
Title
Pan Am at war
Title remainder
how the airline secretly helped America fight World War II
Statement of responsibility
Mark Cotta Vaz and John H. Hill
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Pan Am at War chronicles the airline's historic role in advancing aviation and serving America's national interest before and during World War II. From its inception, Pan American Airways operated as the 'wings of democracy,' spanning six continents and placing the country at the leading edge of international aviation. At the same time, it was clandestinely helping to fight America's wars. Utilizing government documents, declassified Freedom of Information Act material, and company documents, the authors have uncovered stories of Pan Am's stunning role as an instrument of American might: -The airline's role in building air bases in Latin America and countering Axis interests that threatened the Panama Canal -Creating transatlantic and trans-Africa supply lines for sending Lend-Lease equipment to Britain -Cooperation with Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese nationalist government to pioneer the dangerous 'Hump' route over the Himalayas -The dangerous seventeen-thousand-mile journey that took President Roosevelt to the high-stakes Casablanca Conference with Winston Churchill -The daring flight that delivered uranium for the atomic bomb. Filled with larger-than-life characters, and revelations of the vision and technology it took to dominate the skies, Pan Am at War provides a gripping unknown history of the American Century."--
Assigning source
Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vaz, Mark Cotta,
Dewey number
940.544973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.V39 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hill, John H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pan American World Airways, inc
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Pan Am at war : how the airline secretly helped America fight World War II, Mark Cotta Vaz and John H. Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510729506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1000357797
  • (OCoLC)1000357797
  • 2488914
Label
Pan Am at war : how the airline secretly helped America fight World War II, Mark Cotta Vaz and John H. Hill
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510729506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1000357797
  • (OCoLC)1000357797
  • 2488914

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