Air Force One

Air Force One

A History of the Presidents and Their Planes

Large Print - 2003
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From Franklin Roosevelt's prop-driven Pan Am to the glimmering blue-and-white jumbo 747 on which George W. Bush travels, the president's plane has captured the public's awe and imagination and is recognized around the world as a symbol of American power. It has emerged as a force in popular culture, and is seen regularly on the news as the president gives his famous wave from the top of the stairs. In addition to making history and serving as an international symbol, Air Force One has evolved into a very special habitat, created by each commander in chief, that functions as an invaluable window on the presidents themselves. This unique history book, the first of its kind, is a look at the personality traits and peccadilloes that our last twelve presidents revealed on the plane, and the way they each established a distinctive mood aboard that was a reflection of themselves. Book jacket.
Publisher: Waterville, ME. : Thorndike Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780786256860
Characteristics: 491 p. (large print) ; 23 cm


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mmtodd1999 Nov 30, 2012

A really good look at how Air Force One has changed over the years. A recommendable book to all!

aaa5756 Jun 03, 2011

A++ For Air Force One!!!!

bookfanatic1979 Jun 01, 2011

An interesting behind-the-scenes look at Air Force One, as well as some little-known (at least to me) tidbits about the presidents themselves. Good for any history buff who isn’t above a little bit of gossip.


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