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Jet set [electronic resource] : The People, the Planes, the Glamour, and the Romance in Aviation's Glory Years. William Stadiem.

Stadiem, William. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780345536976 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: In October, 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international travel came true for thousands of ordinary Americans who longed to emulate the "jet set" lifestyle. Bestselling author and Vanity Fair contributor William Stadiem brings that Jet Age dream to life again in the first-ever book about the glamorous decade when Americans took to the skies in massive numbers as never before, with the rich and famous elbowing their way to the front of the line. Dishy anecdotes and finely rendered character sketches re-create the world of luxurious airplanes, exclusive destinations, and beautiful, wealthy trendsetters who turned transatlantic travel into an inalienable right. It was the age of Camelot and "Come Fly with Me," Grace Kelly at...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Ballantine Books, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 6660 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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