This book is about the formation of Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc. (forerunner to TWA), the emergence of air travel in the United States, and for awhile, the blending of air service with the dominant mode of the time, rail travel.
More about the airline than the coordinated rail service, this book provides great insight into the early days of passenger aviation. Numerous photographs accompany the text. Most photographs are of the airline's equipment and personnel but also rail accommodations are presented. Includes a 6-page color section of ephemera relating to this service.
Contents:Ch. 1. Gestation, pg. 2-17;Ch. 2. Shopping List, pg. 18-33;Ch. 3. A Period for Planning, pg. 34-61;Ch. 4. Takeoff, pg. 62-91;Ch. 5. Setback, pg. 92-107;Ch. 6. Comes the Revolution, pg. 108-119;Epilogue, pg. 120-125;Ephemera, pg. 126-131;Index, pg. 132-133;Photo Index, pg. 134;Acknowledgments and Bibliography, pg. 135-136;Fleet List, pg. 138.
Weekend Chief Publishing, hardcover with jacket, 138 pages., standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., B&W photographs with color ephemera section.