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The Resource Race to Hawaii : the 1927 Dole Air Derby and the thrilling first flights that opened the Pacific, Jason Ryan

Race to Hawaii : the 1927 Dole Air Derby and the thrilling first flights that opened the Pacific, Jason Ryan

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Race to Hawaii : the 1927 Dole Air Derby and the thrilling first flights that opened the Pacific
Title
Race to Hawaii
Title remainder
the 1927 Dole Air Derby and the thrilling first flights that opened the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
Jason Ryan
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Today, a trip to Hawaii is a simple six-hour flight from the West Coast, but almost a century ago, it was a nerve-wracking and twenty-six-hour journey across 2,400 miles of the open Pacific. Race to Hawaii chronicles the thrilling first flights during the Golden Age of Aviation, a time when new airplanes traveled farther and faster but were also unreliable, fragile, and hampered by primitive air navigation equipment. The US Navy tried first, sending flying boats winging toward the islands. Next came Army Air Corps aviators and a civilian pilot, who informally raced each other to Hawaii in the weeks after Charles Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic to land the Spirit of St. Louis in Paris. Finally came the Dole Derby, an unprecedented 1927 air race in which eight planes set off at once across the Pacific, all eager to claim a cash prize offered by Pineapple King, James Dole. Military men, barnstormers, a schoolteacher, a Wall Street bond salesman, a Hollywood stunt flyer, and veteran World War aces all encountered every type of hazard during their perilous flights, from fuel shortages to failed engines, forced sea landings and severe fatigue to navigational errors. With so many pilots taking aim at the far-flung islands in so many different types of planes, everyone wondered who would reach Hawaii first, or at all." -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Jason
Dewey number
629.1309164/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TL531
LC item number
.R93 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dole Air Race
  • Dole Air Race
  • Transpacific flights
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplane racing
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplane racing
  • Transpacific flights
  • Hawaii
  • United States
  • HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  • HISTORY / Oceania
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Label
Race to Hawaii : the 1927 Dole Air Derby and the thrilling first flights that opened the Pacific, Jason Ryan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Navy's PN-9 No. 1 -- The Army's Bird of Paradise -- The Dole Derby
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 306 pages
Isbn
9780912777252
Lccn
2017057554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1015258799
  • (OCoLC)1015258799
Label
Race to Hawaii : the 1927 Dole Air Derby and the thrilling first flights that opened the Pacific, Jason Ryan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Navy's PN-9 No. 1 -- The Army's Bird of Paradise -- The Dole Derby
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 306 pages
Isbn
9780912777252
Lccn
2017057554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1015258799
  • (OCoLC)1015258799

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