By Kenneth T. Walsh
From the award-winning leader White residence correspondent for U.S. information & global Report comes the definitive background of Air strength One.
From FDR's prop-driven Pan Am to the glimmering blue and white jumbo 747 on which George W. Bush travels, the president's aircraft has captured the public's awe and mind's eye, and is famous all over the world as an emblem of yankee strength. during this precise e-book, Kenneth Walsh appears to be like on the judgements that our final 12 presidents made at the airplane; the character characteristics and peccadilloes they published while their safeguard used to be down; and how they each one verified a particular temper aboard that used to be a mirrored image in their occasions, in addition to their person personalities.
Based on interviews with 4 dwelling presidents, ratings of earlier and current White apartment officers, and employees and staff participants of Air strength One, Walsh's booklet unearths numerous interesting tales of existence aboard the "flying White House." It additionally gains descriptions of the nutrition, the decor, the bedrooms, the clinical health center, and masses extra -- in addition to extraordinary photographs of the planes (inside and out) and the presidents.
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