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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.
©1991 Robert Gandt (P)2015 Robert Gandt
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5 out of 5 stars
By Nelson A Hill on 02-08-15

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Carolyn on 02-16-18

This book is amazing

When it ended I was sad because i wanted to keep listening to it!! I love this book and will read it again in a heart beat!!!!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Cate on 09-03-16

terrible reading

stopped part way through as we couldn't stand the appealing narration any longer.
shame as the story is interesting

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