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China Clipper, Pan American Airways And Popular Culture Larry Weirather (2006)


A serious dive into a different aspect of Pan Am’s Clippers. They were the only long-range aircraft capable of carrying transoceanic payloads. Marketed as the ultimate in commercial--or military--aircraft, these flying boats became as much an American icon as the Pan Am logo itself. From the movie screen to the bookshelf, this volume examines the multitude of ways in which the values inherent in Pan American Airways' clipper ships played out in popular culture. The book discusses the strategies Pan Am used to represent the clipper as a paragon of U.S. interests, values and beliefs.