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Air Force One

The Aircraft of the Modern U.S. Presidency



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Air Force One by Nicholas A Veronico
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The presidential plane wasn't always known as Air Force One. FDR travelled in the Guess Where II, a transport version of the heavy bomber four-engine Liberator. Later presidential aircraft included the Dixie Clipper and Sacred Cow (FDR), Independence (Truman), Columbine I and II (Eisenhower), followed by Air Force One. For the last sixty years Air Force One has seen every president and first lady through each administrations triumphs and tragedies, and has flown over a million miles around the globe. Featuring new and unseen photography of the presidential aircraft, aviation expert and author Nicholas A. Veronico brings the story of the mighty aircraft up to date; detailing how the plane has adapted to the digital age, and what to look forward to as Boeing updates the aircraft once more for 2024. Get ready to fly!

Author Biography

Author Nicholas A. Veronico comes from a family of pilots, both his mother and father held private tickets, and his brother is a commercial pilot who flies for a major airline. Veronico served as editor of In Flight USA, contributed extensively to FlyPast magazine and freelances to Air Classics, EAA Warbirds, Warbirds Worldwide, Airways, Airliner World, Warbird Digest, Classic Wings, and many others. He works as a science and technology writer in the San Francisco Bay area and has recently written for the website, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Mercury magazine, for, amongst other publications. He has collaborated with a number of today's most respected historians and authors and has written more than 40 books on a wide range of transportation, military, and local history subjects. Veronico has also written extensively on U.S. naval operations in World War II on the sea and in the air, including the titles: Pearl Harbor Air Raid (Stackpole Military Photo History, 2016) and Hidden Warships (Zenith Press, 2015).
Release date NZ
February 21st, 2018
Country of Publication
United States
Revised Edition, Update of previous "Air Force One" title
200 color & 50 b-w photos
Motorbooks International
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