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The Golden Age Of Air Travel

Author : Nina Hadaway
ISBN : 9780747813477
Genre : History
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For much of the twentieth century travel by air was a luxury available only to the wealthy, and accordingly the airlines – Pan Am, BOAC, TWA, BEA and many others – offered premium services that connected far-flung parts of the world with con trails of glamour. This book looks back at the golden age, from the 1920s to the 1970s, when well-appointed airliners whisked the rich and famous around the world on holiday and on business. It evokes the chink of champagne glasses, the aroma of expensive cigars and the roar of early jet engines: the experience of air travel before package holidays and budget airlines changed flying forever. The various types of aircraft, the routes and the airports, as well as the changes undergone by the industry, are all explored here and illustrated by fascinating historical material.

En Route

Author : Lynn Johnson
ISBN : UCSC:32106010073408
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Depicts luggage labels produced by airlines from throughout the world in the days before jet travel, and discusses their history, the most common themes, and related topics

Wings Over The World

Author : Tom Quinn
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117962873
Genre : Transportation
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Nowadays air travel is as routine as catching a bus. But before the war, it was truly extraordinary. A giant Handley-Page biplane bound for Paris, bouncing along Croydon Aerodrome’s grass runway, meant seat belts were primarily needed before take-off. Africa by Empire flying boat was a five-day aerial voyage via lakes that had to be cleared of hippos before touchdown. On a wartime Boeing flying boat crossing the Atlantic, the navigator plotted his course by the stars. Now, historian Tom Quinn records the remarkable reminiscences of British pilots, navigators, stewardesses, and station commanders. Abundantly illustrated with period posters, photos, and memorabilia, this is stirring social history from the edge of living memory.

Pan American Clippers

Author : James Trautman
ISBN : 1554078946
Genre : History
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A history of the romantic, elegant, and adventurous flying boat ear of the 1930s and '40s.

Canada S Air Transportation Industry

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ISBN : OCLC:1047631876
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This is the Golden Age of air travel for Canadian airlines. Demand has surged thanks to declining air fares and costs are down dramatically due to lower fuel prices. The relatively weak Canadian dollar makes it more affordable for international passengers to come to Canada and encourages Canadians to fly domestically. All in all, airlines' financial position has never been so strong, with pre-tax profits projected to hit new highs in 2017. Can the industry continue to soar in 2018 and beyond? The demand outlook continues to be strong, but the impact of a favourable currency will begin to wear off – with fewer Americans flying to Canada and more Canadians heading south. Even though the industry's performance is expected to level off, it remains a standout in the Canadian economy, simultaneously benefiting from strong near and long-term outlooks. In this webinar, Sabrina Bond discusses the golden age for air transportation, based on the Conference Board's exclusive Industrial Economic Trends forecast. The major indicators of industry performance will be covered, including: production, price, investment, employment revenues, labour and material costs, profits and profit margins.

The Golden Age

Author : Gore Vidal
ISBN : 9780307816610
Genre : Fiction
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The Golden Age is the concluding volume in Gore Vidal's celebrated and bestselling Narratives of Empire series-a unique pageant of the national experience from the United States' entry into World War Two to the end of the Korean War. The historical novel is once again in vogue, and Gore Vidal stands as its undisputed American master. In his six previous narratives of the American empire-Burr, Lincoln, 1876, Empire, Hollywood, and Washington, D.C.-he has created a fictional portrait of our nation from its founding that is unmatched in our literature for its scope, intimacy, political intelligence, and eloquence. Each has been a major bestseller, and some have stirred controversy for their decidedly ironic and unillusioned view of the realities of American power and of the men and women who have exercised that power. The Golden Age is Vidal's crowning achievement, a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War Two and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill, from a republic into an empire. The sharp-eyed and sympathetic witnesses to these events are Caroline Sanford, Washington, D.C., newspaper publisher turned Hollywood pioneer producer-star, and Peter Sanford, her nephew and publisher of the independent intellectual journal The American Idea. They experience at first hand the masterful maneuvers of Franklin Roosevelt to bring a reluctant nation into World War Two, and later, the actions of Harry Truman that commit the nation to a decades-long twilight struggle against Communism-developments they regard with a marked skepticism, even though they end in an American global empire. The locus of these events is Washington, D.C., yet the Hollywood film industry and the cultural centers of New York also play significant parts. In addition to presidents, the actual characters who appear so vividly in the pages of The Golden Age include Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Wendell Willkie, William Randolph Hearst, Dean Acheson, Tennessee Williams, Joseph Alsop, Dawn Powell-and Gore Vidal himself. The Golden Age offers up United States history as only Gore Vidal can, with unrivaled penetration, wit, and high drama, allied to a classical view of human fate. It is a supreme entertainment that will also change readers' understanding of American history and power.

The Airplane In American Culture

Author : Dominick Pisano
ISBN : 0472068334
Genre : History
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A fascinating account of America's relationship with the airplane

Human Resource Management And Occupational Health And Safety

Author : Carol Boyd
ISBN : 9781134502073
Genre : Business & Economics
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Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is a complex area which interacts widely with a broader spectrum of business interests and concerns. To date OHS has been confined to the periphery of Human Resource Management (HRM), where its role, influence and importance have been overlooked. This text sets out to reposition OHS in HRM and business agendas. This book unravels the complex range of factors affecting OHS policy, practice and outcomes. These factors are then placed into context within the international airline, call centre and nuclear power industries. The author presents a wide range of primary and secondary research in order to offer an accessible framework for OHS in contemporary occupational settings. This book will be essential reading for students, practitioners and professional academic audiences who seek a broader understanding of the relationship and interaction between HRM principles, policies and practices and OHS.

Fifty Bags That Changed The World

Author : Design Museum Enterprise Limited
ISBN : 9781840915846
Genre : Design
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Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Bags That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 handbags, cases and backpacks that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From the original 1860 red budget box to a contemporary 2010 Vivienne Westwood bag, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

The Golden Age Of Air Racing 1927 1933

Author : Sylvester H. Schmid
ISBN : NWU:35556039345111
Genre : Aeronautics
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