THE ONLY WAY TO FLY: The Story of Western Airlines, America's Senior Air Carrier by Robert J. Serling

THE ONLY WAY TO FLY: The Story of Western Airlines, America's Senior Air Carrier

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A ponderously hearty, brutally fact-crammed Spruce Goose of a company biography punched out in databank grammar by the same input processer who fed us last year's bulky Maverick: The Story of Robert Six and Continental Airlines, which at least featured a John Wayne exec dead center. Western Airlines in its 50 years has had seven presidents and its story sports a supporting cast longer than Quo Vadis, Ben Hur?--each pilot and prexy limned in high Luce Empire Prose wherein brash, exuberant, ability-filled merger-mongers attack myriad duties while rumblings of a walkout reach the crisis stage and legal machinery grinds out procedures during midnight consultations and porings over gross annual revenues. A binge of verbiage with torsible dialogue in the Spiro T. Agnew tradition.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1976
Publisher: Doubleday