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China's Wings, War, Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight - Gregory Crouch
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China National Aviation Corporation (C.N.A.C.) was a unique entity, part American part Chinese, which existed on the farthest frontier of commercial aviation. Formed in 1929 to bring the benefits of flight to the Middle Kingdom, CNAC teetered on the edge of disaster until William Langhorne Bond sailed to China and assumed control of the fledgling airline. Bond maneuvered through the morass of Chinese bureaucracy and business to save it, negotiating all along the way with many of the pivotal pers..., China National Aviation Corporation (C.N.A.C.) was a unique entity, part American part Chinese, which existed on the farthest frontier of commercial aviation. Formed in 1929 to bring the benefits of flight to the Middle Kingdom, CNAC teetered on the edge of disaster until William Langhorne Bond sailed to China and assumed control of the fledgling airline. Bond maneuvered through the morass of Chinese bureaucracy and business to save it, negotiating all along the way with many of the pivotal personalities of the era, including Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the legendary Juan Trippe, whose storied Pan American Airways bought C.N.A.C. in 1933. C.N.A.C. became a sort of Pony Express mixed with the transcontinental railroad-it helped make the country governable and played a crucial role in China's economic and political development until its seizure by China's communist government in December 1949. No other airline in the world had such a tremendous impact on the society it served. Against incredible odds, particularly after the Japanese invasion, C.N.A.C. not only endured and prospered, but it became essential to Nationalist China, flying crucial civilian necessities and war materiel across the one remaining supply route into the vast, blockaded nation: from Burma over the infamous, deadly "Hump" of the towering Himalayas.In the years before Pearl Harbor, William Bond and his wild, ragtag, and now forgotten band of pilots wrote one of the greatest untold stories in modern times. In World War II they would write another.Praise for Enduring Patagonia:-"Climb by climb, the reader is taken along with Crouch as he struggles spiritually and physically to scale the mountains."--Library Journal-"Crouch writes vividly about...the Patagonian landscape..."--Climbing magazineSoort: Met illustraties; Taal: Engels; Formaat: ePub met kopieerbeveiliging (DRM) van Adobe; Kopieerrechten: Het kopiëren van (delen van) de pagina's is niet toegestaan ; Geschikt voor: Alle e-readers geschikt voor ebooks in ePub formaat. Tablet of smartphone voorzien van een app zoals de bol.com Kobo app.; Verschijningsdatum: februari 2012; ISBN10: 034553235X; ISBN13: 9780345532350; , Engelstalig | Ebook | 2012, Continent - Azië, China, Mens & Maatschappij, Geschiedenis, Militaire geschiedenis, Luchtvaart, Transport, vervoer & verkeer, Luchtvaart, Militaire geschiedenis, Meer militaire geschiedenis, Economie & Bedrijf, Transport & Logistiek, Bantam

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From the acclaimed author of Enduring Patagonia comes a dazzling tale of aerial adventure set against the roiling backdrop of war in Asia. The incredible real-life saga of the flying band of brothers who opened the skies over China in the years leading up to World War II-and boldly safeguarded them during that conflict-China's Wings is one of the most exhilarating untold chapters in the annals of flight. At the center of the maelstrom is the book's courtly, laconic protagonist, American aviati From the acclaimed author of Enduring Patagonia comes a dazzling tale of aerial adventure set against the roiling backdrop of war in Asia. The incredible real-life saga of the flying band of brothers who opened the skies over China in the years leading up to World War II-and boldly safeguarded them during that conflict-China's Wings is one of the most exhilarating untold chapters in the annals of flight. At the center of the maelstrom is the book's courtly, laconic protagonist, American aviation executive William Langhorne Bond. In search of adventure, he arrives in Nationalist China in 1931, charged with turning around the turbulent nation's flagging airline business, the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC). The mission will take him to the wild and lawless frontiers of commercial aviation: into cockpits with daredevil pilots flying-sometimes literally-on a wing and a prayer; into the dangerous maze of Chinese politics, where scheming warlords and volatile military officers jockey for advantage; and into the boardrooms, backrooms, and corridors of power inhabited by such outsized figures as Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai-shek; President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; foreign minister T.V. Soong; Generals Arnold, Stilwell, and Marshall; and legendary Pan American Airways founder Juan Trippe. With the outbreak of full-scale war in 1941, Bond and CNAC are transformed from uneasy spectators to active participants in the struggle against Axis imperialism. Drawing on meticulous research, primary sources, and extensive personal interviews with participants, Gregory Crouch offers harrowing accounts of brutal bombing runs and heroic evacuations, as the fight to keep one airline flying becomes part of the larger struggle for China's survival. He plunges us into a world of perilous night flights, emergency water landings, and the constant threat of predatory Japanese warplanes. When Japanese forces capture Burma and blockade China's only overland supply route, B China, Asian, China's Wings~~ Gregory Crouch~~China~~Asian~~9780345532350, en, China's Wings, Gregory Crouch, 9780345532350, Bantam, 02/28/2012, , , , Bantam, 02/28/2012

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