xii, 281 p., photos, appendices, notes, biblio, index, 8vo; Fine/Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Civil Air Transport (CAT), founded in China after World War II by Claire Chennault and Whiting Willauer, was initially a commercial carrier specializing in air freight. Its role quickly changed as CAT became first a paramilitary adjunct of the Nationalist Chinese Air Force, then the CIA's secret "air force" in Korea, then "the most shot-at airline in the world" in French Indochina, and eventually becoming reorganized as Air America at the height of the Vietnam War. William M. Leary's detailed operational history of CAT sets the story in the perspective of Asian and Cold War geopolitics and shows how CAT allowed the CIA to operate with a level of flexibility and secrecy that it would not have attained through normal military or commercial air transportation.
About the Author: William M. Leary is E. Merton Coulter Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia and author/editor of 14 books, including Under Ice: Waldo Lyon and the Development of the Arctic Submarine and Project Coldfeet: Secret Mission to a Soviet Ice Station.
Title: Perilous Missions: Civil Air Transport and ...
Publisher: University of Alabama Press 2nd printing
Publication Date: 1986
Book Description University of Alabama Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G081730164XI3N00
Book Description University Of Alabama Press, Alabama, 1984. First Edition presumed. Octavo;VG/VG; White spine, red text; DJ has archival cover, is age toned, shows minor-to-moderate shelf wear; Boards strong, corners sharp; Text block is age toned, shows normal page wear; pp 281. Full-priced Rockville. Seller Inventory # 14-430-1261546
Book Description Univ of Alabama Pr (T), US, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Good Minus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good plus. First Edition. First and last few pages are foxed. Highlighting and markings in margins of scattered pages throughout. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean with minor wear to edges. Text block is foxed and soiled. Dust jacket has some slight edgewear, creases and closed tears at spine ends and corners. Dust jacket covers are lightly toned, light scuffing and rubbing. Pictures provided upon request. Seller Inventory # 22095
Book Description Univ of Alabama Pr (T), 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG081730164X
Book Description Univ of Alabama Pr (T) 1984-01, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First. 081730164X. Seller Inventory # 688305
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Book Description Univ of Alabama Pr, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P02081730164X
Book Description The University of Alabama Press, 1984. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. Sub-titled: "Civil Air Transport and CIA Covert Operations in Asia." The true story of the CIA's secret Air Force". Full cloth; 8vo.,281pp. Photos, map. Name front end-paper, else Fine in Fine D/j in jacket protector. Seller Inventory # 113724
Book Description Univ of Alabama Pr, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P01081730164X
Book Description Univ of Alabama Pr, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11081730164X