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Air America: The Story of the CIA's Secret Airlines

Robbins, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0399122079 / ISBN 13: 9780399122071
Published by G.P. Putnam, New York, 1979
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Jacket has moderate wear along edges but is otherwise intact. 8vo. 323 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 86027

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Title: Air America: The Story of the CIA's Secret ...

Publisher: G.P. Putnam, New York

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

Edition: First edition.

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The incredible inside story of the world's most extraordinary covert operation.Air America - a secret airline run by the CIA - flew missions no one else would touch, from General Claire Cennault's legendary Flying Tigers in WW II to two brutal decades cruising over the bomb-savaged jungles of Southeast Asia. Their pilots dared all and did all - a high-rolling, fast-playing bunch of has-beens and hellraisers whose motto was 'Anything, Anywhere, Anytime'. Whether it was delivering food and weapons or spooks and opium, Air America was the one airline where you didn't need reservations - just a hell of a lot of courage and a willingness to fly to the bitter end.

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Christopher Robbins is a well-known journalist who has written for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE OBSERVER, THE INDEPENDENT, THE TIMES and THE SUNDAY TIMES. He lives in London.

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