Imagen del editor

Empire of the Air: Aviation and the American Ascendancy

Van Vleck, Jenifer

Editorial: Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674050940 / ISBN 13: 9780674050945
Usado / Cantidad: 1
Librería: Tree of Life Bookstores, LLC (Marion, IN, Estados Unidos de America)
Disponible en otras librerías
Ver todos  los ejemplares de este libro
Añadir al carrito
Precio: EUR 39,85
Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 2,99
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Guardar para más tarde

Sobre el libro

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: Empire of the Air: Aviation and the American...

Editorial: Harvard University Press

Condición del libro: Like New


Ships same or next business day with delivery confirmation. Just like new. Expedited shipping available. N° de ref. de la librería 1000003890407-3600

Sobre este título:

Valoración del libro brindada por GoodReads:
2,5 valoración promedio
(2 valoraciones)

Sinopsis: From the flights of the Wright brothers through the mass journeys of the jet age, airplanes inspired Americans to reimagine their nation's place within the world. Now, Jenifer Van Vleck reveals the central role commercial aviation played in the United States' rise to global preeminence in the twentieth century. As U.S. military and economic influence grew, the federal government partnered with the aviation industry to carry and deliver American power across the globe and to sell the very idea of the "American Century" to the public at home and abroad. Invented on American soil and widely viewed as a symbol of national greatness, the airplane promised to extend the frontiers of the United States "to infinity," as Pan American World Airways president Juan Trippe said. As it accelerated the global circulation of U.S. capital, consumer goods, technologies, weapons, popular culture, and expertise, few places remained distant from the influence of Wall Street and Washington. Aviation promised to secure a new type of empire--an empire of the air instead of the land, which emphasized access to markets rather than the conquest of territory and made the entire world America's sphere of influence. By the late 1960s, however, foreign airlines and governments were challenging America's control of global airways, and the domestic aviation industry hit turbulent times. Just as the history of commercial aviation helps to explain the ascendance of American power, its subsequent challenges reflect the limits and contradictions of the American Century.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Librería y condiciones de venta

Opciones de pago

Esta librería acepta las siguientes opciones de pago:

  • American Express
  • Carte Bleue
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Buscar en el catálogo de esta librería]

[Todos los libros de esta librería]

[Hacer una pregunta a la librería]

Librería: Tree of Life Bookstores, LLC
Dirección: Marion, IN, Estados Unidos de America

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 16 de enero de 2014
Valoración librería: Valoración 4 estrellas

Condiciones de venta:

All books are guaranteed to be in the stated condition. We
will refund the full
price of the book if it is not received within 15 days of the
estimated delivery
date. All customer support e-mails will be answered within
two business days.

Condiciones de envío:

Orders usually ship the next business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG.