“Verhovek has accomplished the near impossible in making modern airline travel the subject of a vivid detective story. Anyone who has ever stepped onto an airplane will be interested in this tale.”
—James Fallows, national correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly, and author of Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel
"In this marvel of a tale, Sam Howe Verhovek reveals the most astounding miracle in modern life, and it's been hiding in plain sight. Forget computers and television, Facebook and Google. The Jet Age has shrunk our planet, brought us together, obliterated borders, and changed virtually every aspect of life on earth. At its heart is the gripping story of two extraordinary, larger-than-life men whose race to unlock the secret of jet travel transformed our world."
—William Broyles, Jr., former editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly and Newsweek, screenwriter of Cast Away and Apollo 13
"Jet Age tells a splendid, gripping tale, full of drama, mystery, fabulous characters, and the specific textures of an era when people dressed up to get on a plane, jets tore apart in midair, airlines hired 'stewardesses' to make passengers feel it was safe to fly, and fancy flights had ashtrays at every seat. It's at the top of my gift list."
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