AIRPORT (Missing jacket, reduced price)

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As a raging blizzard wreaks havoc at Lincoln International Airport outside Chicago, airport and airline personnel try to cope with this unstoppable force of nature that is endangering thousands of lives. And in the air, a lone plane struggles to reach its destination.

Characteristics

Size 14 x 20.5 x 3 cm
Nbr. of pages 531
Book cover finish
Hardcover ( square back binding )
Published date
1968 (First published)
Language English
Conditions
VG but Missing dust jacket
Author Arthur Hailey
Publisher SOUVENIR PRESS

Description

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As a raging blizzard wreaks havoc at Lincoln International Airport outside Chicago, airport and airline personnel try to cope with this unstoppable force of nature that is endangering thousands of lives. And in the air, a lone plane struggles to reach its destination. Over the course of seven pulse-pounding hours, a tense human drama plays out as a brilliant airport manager, an arrogant pilot, a tough maintenance man, and a beautiful stewardess strive to avert disaster. Featuring a diverse cast of vibrant characters, Airport is both a realistic depiction of the airline industry and a novel of nail-biting suspense. 


À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Arthur Hailey

Arthur Hailey was a British/Canadian novelist. After working at a number of jobs and writing part-time, he became a writer full-time during 1956, encouraged by the success of the CBC television drama, Flight into Danger (in print as Runway Zero Eight ). Following the success of Hotel in 1965, he moved to California; followed by a permanent move to the Bahamas in 1969.


Each of his novels has a different industrial or commercial setting and includes, in addition to dramatic human conflict, carefully researched information about the way that particular environment and system functions and how these affect society and its  inhabitants.


Critics often dismissed Hailey's success as the result of a formulaic ’potboiler’ style, in which he caused an ordinary character to become involved in a crisis, then increased the suspense by switching among multiple related plot lines. Hailey would spend  approximately one year researching a subject, followed by six months reviewing his notes and, finally, about 18 months writing the book.

Many of his books reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and more  than 170 million copies have been sold worldwide in 40 languages. Many have been made into movies and Hotel was made into a long-running television series. Airport became a successful film with dramatic visual effects.

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