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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of commercial aeronautics in the United States.


Six Superlative Sources

· Airlines of North America.

· Davies, R.E.G. Airlines of the United States since 1914. Putnam, 1972; Smithsonian Institution, 1982 (rev. reprint).

· Frederick, John H. Commercial Air Transportation. Richard D. Irwin, 1942, 1946 (2nd ed.), 1951 (3rd ed.), 1955 (4th ed.), 1961 (5th ed.).

· Leary, William O., ed. The Airline Industry. Facts on File "Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography," 1992.

· Smith, Henry Ladd. Airways: The History of Commercial Aviation in the United States. Knopf, 1942; reissued by Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.

· Solberg, Carl. Conquest of the Skies: A History of Commercial Aviation in America. Little, Brown, 1979.

Other Excellent Sources

· Black, Archibald. Transport Aviation. Simmons-Boardman, 1926, 1929.

· Burkhardt, Robert. The Federal Aviation Administration. Prager "Library of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies," 1967.

· Caves, Richard E. Air Transport and Its Regulators. Harvard University Press, 1962.

· Davies, R.E.G., and I.E. Quastler. Commuter Airlines of the United States. Smithsonian Institution, 1995.

· Heppenheimer, T.A. Turbulent Skies: The History of Commercial Aviation. Wiley, 1995.

· Kelley, Charles J., Jr. The Sky's the Limit: The History of the Airlines. Coward-McCann, 1963.

· Ogburn, William Fielding. The Social Effects of Aviation. Houghton Mifflin, 1946.

· Petzinger, Thomas, Jr. Hard Landing: The Epic Contest for Power and Profits that Plunged the Airlines into Chaos. Random House/Times Business, 1995.

· Serling, Robert. When the Airlines Went to War. Kensington Books, 1997.

· Whitnah, Donald R. Safer Skyways: Federal Control of Aviation, 1926-1966. Iowa State University Press, 1966.

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