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The World of the Roosevelts

FDR and Civil Aviation

Flying Strong, Flying Free

Authors: Dobson, A.

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Drawing on his knowledge of the technical aspects of civil aviation, Alan P. Dobson's history of the international aviation system, from 1945 to the present day, stresses the hitherto unacknowledged role Franklin D. Roosevelt played in implementing the principles that came to govern the entire global aviation system.

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ALAN DOBSON is Professor of Politics at the University of Dundee, UK.

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"In a twentieth century dominated by airpower, no figure loomed larger than Franklin Roosevelt, both as a global strategist and as a key definer of the aerial world. No scholar better captures Roosevelt s thinking on this crucial issue than Alan Dobson, the true historian of aviation s diplomacy." - Jeffrey A. Engel, Kruse 52 Professor, Texas A&M University and author of Cold War at 30,000 Feet: the Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy

"Amazingly, the story of FDR and international civil aviation has gone untold; yet it is perhaps his most lasting and important legacy. Alan Dobson's well-written book is more than the story of Roosevelt's vision of what commercial aviation could become in the postwar world, however. It is an essential contribution to understanding globalization." - Lloyd C. Gardner, Professor Emeritus of History, Rutgers University, and author of Three Kings: The Rise of an American Empire in the Middle East After World War II"Alan P. Dobson has established a reputation as the world s leading authority on the international diplomacy of civil aviation, and this book demonstrates just how well-earned is that reputation. FDR and Civil Aviation constitutes a major contribution to our understanding of the rise and evolution of today s globe-spanning network of commercial airlines. Central to the fascinating story Dobson tells is the role played by Franklin D. Roosevelt, the oft-unacknowledged but very real architect of today s civilian-aviation regime - a regime that has been erected very much in accordance with the president s liberal-internationalist preferences and ideals. For anyone seeking insight into the wartime roots of a contemporary global civil-aviation order characterized by the aspiration toward open skies, this book will be indispensable reading." - David G. Haglund, Professor, Department of Political Studies, Queen s University, Canada


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Two Challenges—Roosevelt and Civil Aviation

    Dobson, Alan P.

    Pages 1-8

  • Roosevelt’s Inheritance

    Dobson, Alan P.

    Pages 9-26

  • An Uneasy Start: Civil Aviation 1933–37

    Dobson, Alan P.

    Pages 27-53

  • The Passage of the 1938 Civil Aeronautics Act

    Dobson, Alan P.

    Pages 55-77

  • The Challenges of International Aviation 1933–39

    Dobson, Alan P.

    Pages 79-110

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Hardcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-10666-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
FDR and Civil Aviation
Book Subtitle
Flying Strong, Flying Free
Authors
Series Title
The World of the Roosevelts
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Alan P. Dobson
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11963-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230119635
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10666-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29030-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 280
Topics