a gripping, in-depth look at how America's $200 billion aviation industry took flight
"To understand the industry, this is necessary reading." --The Miami Herald
"With the precision of a scientist, a good reporter's marshaling of disparate facts, and the vigor of a natural storyteller, Heppenheimer offers an absorbing narrative." --Richard Snow, Editor American Heritage.
"Tom Heppenheimer tells a fascinating story." -- R. T. Jones Inventor of the swept wing.
"An important addition to the history of technology as well as business." -- Publishers Weekly.
"An airworthy briefing firmly grounded in the applied science and allied realities that permit air transport of passengers and cargo over long distances and high speeds." -- Kirkus Reviews.