Air Force One
A History of the Presidents and Their PlanesLarge Print - 2003
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
Edition: LARGE PRINT ED
Characteristics: 491 p. (large print) ; 23 cm