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Come Fly with Me

The Rise and Fall of Trans World Airlines

The only comprehensive history of TWA and its predecessors.

This book recounts how three larger-than-life personalities—Charles Lindbergh, Howard Hughes, and Carl Icahn—shaped the history of Trans World Airlines (TWA) and determined its fate. It’s the story of how powerful, strong-willed individuals created and ultimately destroyed an American icon that had deep roots in Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri. Come Fly with Me traces the airline from its origins in the 1920s to the twenty-first century. By using unprecedented access to the entire TWA corporate archives and interviewing key business leaders, the authors have crafted a compelling tale of a corporation, an industry, and an era.

320 pages | 35 halftones | 6 x 9

History: General History

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: In the Beginning 1920-1929
Chapter 2: The Lindbergh Line 1930-1939
Chapter 3: The Aviator 1940-1949
Chapter 4: Trans World 1950-1959
Chapter 5: The Jet Age 1960-1969
Chapter 6: Upheaval 1970-1984
Chapter 7: Ozark Interlude
Chapter 8: The Raider 1985-1993
Chapter 9: The Last Aviator 1994-2001
Chapter 10: The New Millennium 2001 and beyond

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