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Synopsis: This book tells a compelling, highly detailed and true story of an advanced airplane that wowed the world but then broke hearts. It gives readers a detailed and rare look at aviation history in the 1930's and 40's -- plus a nostalgic stroll through a gallery of Art Deco, pop culture and a charmingly-dated vision of the future. Researched, designed and manufactured in the U.S.A., it is profusely illustrated with over 300 pieces of aviation art and photos -- including never-before-published images of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart and twelve color plates. The elegant packaging features an oversized 11 by 16 inch format, six-color dust jacket with UV-resistant coating, smythe sewn binding and pyroxlyn coated metallic hard cover with silk screen art. Crusader is the perfect gift for your favorite pilot, historian, Art Deco aficionado or aeronautical engineer.
From the Inside Flap: The CRUSADER was a small, futuristic airplane that astonished and amazed the aviation world during the Great Depression. Its magic touched the hearts and minds of all who came to know it, including luminaries like William Randolph Hearst, Jr.; Amelia Earhart; and Howard Hughes. Its rich story ranged from aeronautical inspiration, to courtroom drama and business intrigue. Was it also the victim of industrial espionage and governmental collusion? We leave you, the reader, to judge. But suffice it to say it that every aspect of the CRUSADER seems to have been extraordinary. The author hopes that this book will carry on that tradition, and that the ember of the CRUSADER spark, nurtured for over a half century by a small community of people, will blaze anew as it once did so many years ago.
Title: Crusader: The story of the Shelton Flying ...
Publisher: Rare Birds Publishing
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Rare Birds Publishing, 1989. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0962288608-2-4
Book Description Rare Birds Publishing, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. 1st. Seller Inventory # SONG0962288608