China Clipper: The Age of the Great Flying Boats

  • by Robert Gandt
  • Narrated by Thomas Block
  • 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the China Clipper shattered aviation records on its maiden six-day flight from California to the Orient in 1935, the flying boat became an instant celebrity.
This lively history by Robert Gandt traces the development of the great flying boats as both a triumph of technology and a stirring human drama. He examines the political, military, and economic forces that drove its development and explains the aeronautical advances that made the aircraft possible.


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A good read

Lots of information and technology looked at and presented in a well organized format. I enjoyed listening to the back story .
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- Nelson A Hill

Excellent overview of commercial flying boats in history

I enjoyed the book. It certainly covered the topic in earnest. Naration was ok. History was not kind to the flying boats.
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- Ryan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-14-2015
  • Publisher: Robert Gandt