Author: Robert Serling

Category: General Nonfiction

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The story of a great airline is the story of people, and nowhere is this more evident than at American Airlines.

Thus we meet giants of the industry such as C. R. Smith, the bookkeeper from an impoverished family who, more than any man, made American the colossus it is today, and Robert Lloyd Crandall, who in 1980 took over the presidency of the airline during one of its most troubled times and brought it through flying higher than ever. But we also meet pilots, mechanics, marketing experts, and scores of middle-management executives — all of whom Robert Serling brings alive with vivacity.


is the definitive, action-filled history of the airline that became one of the world’s recognized leaders in air transport—a company of both courage and controversy. It tells the story of the growth of American Airlines, from a hodgepodge of carriers operating biplanes over routes that went virtually nowhere, into a giant admired by even its fiercest competitors.

Praise for Robert Serling:

‘Aviation buffs will revel in this thoroughgoing chronicle’ –


‘High level of suspense and excitement’ -

De Moines Sunday Register

‘Serling has spun another winner’ –

Publisher’s Weekly

‘…keeps you guessing til the end’ -

Arizona Daily Star

Robert J. Serling

(1918-2010) was aviation editor of

United Press International

and won the annual TWA Best Aviation News Reporting Award for four years running.