Don Shelby

“Jack El-Hai faithfully propels us through the history of a company we all took for granted. From rickety planes delivering mail to one of the largest and most respected airlines in the world, El-Hai lays it out through the highs and lows. At the beginning, heroic pilots and primitive gear, all the way to D.B.…

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

“El-Hai’s narrative captures the pivotal business and political moves that allowed Northwest to grow, while also spotlighting the characters and trends of the airline’s history.”

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The Wall Street Journal

“A concise record of aviation’s race to zoom further, faster and ever more fashionably through the 20th century…. Brimming with wonderful period photographs.”

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Newsweek

“A bright chronicle of one of the nation’s legacy airlines…. Full of mid-century cool, this book soars along on a powerful slipstream of nostalgia.”

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