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Wings to the Orient: Pan American Clipper Planes, 1935-1945 - A Pictorial History Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0933126619 ISBN-10: 0933126611

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co. (December 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0933126611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0933126619
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The photos and information are excellent.
David Hayward
The pictures are excellent, there's enough--not too much--technical info to make it interesting and it's a concise introduction to this phase of history.
George Cleveland
I highly recommend the book to anyone above the age of twelve years interested in aviation and its pioneers.
Edmund F. Fleck

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 19, 1998
Format: Paperback
This book is one of the finest collections on information regarding Pan-Am's famous flying boats. Loaded with old photos, classic ads, maps and much more, this book details the building of the reknown yet short lived Pacific air route. I read it from cover to cover in two days and enjoyed every page of it.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 3, 1998
Format: Paperback
Cohen's book is among the better works to document the short but exciting history of Pan American's pacific clipper operations, providing insight into the pilots and aircraft that flew it and the route they took. My few complaints were with the relative dirth of information following the outbreak of World War II, some speculative accounts which have been correctly described in other books, and a lack of color photos. Still, for the price it is a most valuable addition to anyone's aviation library.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Dodson on July 16, 2002
Format: Paperback
Stan Cohen's book is a wonderful pictorial exploration of the commercial aviation conquest of the Pacific. I found the discussion of the North Haven Expedition and the Pacific Clipper base construction most interesting. Cohen shows pictures of their heyday and as the looked when he researched the book. Cohen also has some photos of the China Clipper I had not seen previously. If you are a Pan Am Clipper history buff - this is a must have book.

Jamie Dodson, Author
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By George Cleveland on July 12, 2002
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For the lay person who doesn't understand aeronautical engineering, but thinks the Clippers were possibly the coolest thing in the world, this is a great book to have around. The pictures are excellent, there's enough--not too much--technical info to make it interesting and it's a concise introduction to this phase of history.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Dodson on August 25, 2010
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Roy Allen's wonderful book explores how seven years after Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic solo; Pan American Airlines opened Trans-Pacific airline service. It was a feat as unimaginable as flying to the moon. America, in the depths of the Great Depression, was short of heroes. But, Juan Trippe, an enterprising man with a vision, provided hope to so many, when hope was hard to find. Allen details the pilots, crews, and flying boats that made this epic conquest a reality. From the voyage of S.S North Haven, the tramp steamer that provided transport to the island base construction crew, to the first flight of the legendary China Clipper, Allen explores every aspect of this magnificent achievement. Roy Allen's book is a must have for the Clipper Wing Nut, or anyone interested in the Golden Age of Aviation.

Jamie Dodson, Author of
Flying Boats & Spies
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China Clipper, a Nick Grant Adventure
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