AN AMERICAN SAGA, Juan Trippe and His Pan Am Empire

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529 pages - 1980 - Used, very good condition
This non - fiction book, which contains some fantastic photographs, tells the story of Juan Trippe, founder of Pan American World Airways.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Canvas finish, Headband, Hardcover ( square back binding )
Special features Bookmark, Insert, Dust jacket, Handwritten notes
Condition Used, very good condition
Number of pages 529
Published date 1980
Language English
Size
17 x 24 x 5 cm
Author Robert Daley
Editor Random House, Inc.

Description

An American Saga is the story of the man who virtually single - handedly opened up the world to commercial flight : Juan Trippe. Teeming with adventure, international intrigue and financial manipulations, An American Saga reveals how a sky - struck youg man of immense ambition and vision took a single - engined seaplane carrying mail 90 miles from Key West to Havana and expanded the operation into the worldwide airline that at one time considered itself the " chosen instrument " of the State Department abroad - and was so considered by official Washington.
Basing his account on extensive interviews with Trippe ( who had remained silent for decades ) and other participants in this exciting drama, as well as on their private papers and Pan Am files, the author has created an enthralling narrative.
À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Robert Daley

Robert Daley ( 1930 ) was born New York City ( New York, United States ). He graduated from Fordham University ( New York City ) in 1951 and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. 


He spent six seasons as Publicity Director for the New York Giants of the National Football League in the days of " Frank " Gifford ( 1930 - 2015 ), " Charlie " Conerly Jr. ( 1921 - 1996 ) and " Sam " Huff ( 1934 ). He then worked on the Foreign Staff of The New York Times for six years based first in Nice ( Alpes - Maritimes, France ), then in Paris ( Île - de - France, France ), covering stories in sixteen countries in Europe and North Africa. In 1971 - 1972, he served as Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Police Department ( N.Y.P.D. ).


He is the author of 31 books, six of which have been adapted for film, and a hundred or so magazine articles and stories. Robert Daley's award - winning 1978 non - fiction work Prince of the City was hailed by The New York Times Book Review : " The policeman as flawed hero, a recurrent and enormously popular figure in contemporary writing, has never been done better. " His books, which have been translated into 14 languages, also include Year of the Dragon ( 1981 ) and Tainted Evidence ( 1993 ). 


Most of his books grew out of immersing himself deeply in studying people and subjects that fascinated him, from Grand Prix racing to opera to bullfights to treasure diving - and of course the N.Y.P.D. 


( source : Wikipedia )

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