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Howard Hughes" airline

Robert J. Serling

Howard Hughes" airline

an informal history of TWA

by Robert J. Serling

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Published by St. Martin"s/Marek in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hughes, Howard, 1905-1976.,
  • Trans World Airlines -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Serling.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE9803.T7 S47 1983
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 338 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages338
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3167598M
    ISBN 100312396317
    LC Control Number83009630


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