A History of Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Product Number: EB00752746
Released: Jan 31, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781614234005
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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"Delves into O'Hare's past and present, based on Branigan's extensive research and his interviews with aviation professionals and enthusiasts" (Chicago Tribune). In 1942, a stretch of Illinois prairie that had served as a battleground and a railroad depot became the site of a major manufacturing plant, producing Douglas C-54 Skymasters for World War II. Less than twenty years later, that plot of land boasted the biggest and busiest airport in the world. Many of the millions who have since passed through it have likely only regarded it as a place between cities. But for people like Michael Branigan, who has spent years on its tarmac, they know that O'Hare is a city unto itself, with a fascinating history of gangsters, heroes, mayors, presidents, and pilots. Includes photos! "This book reads like no other in the aviation industry from the historical context. Mike is a prolific writer with a knack for telling a story in a way that people can easily relate and understand." -TribLocal

Original Publish Date: Oct 20, 2011

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