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Cold War at 30,000 Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy

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In a gripping story of international power and deception, this text reveals the 'special relationship' between the US and Great Britain during the Cold War. It traces the bitter fights between these intimate allies from Europe to Latin America to Asia as each sought control over the sale of aircraft and technology throughout the world.
Hardcover, 351 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Harvard University Press
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In the introduction, Engel makes clear that this book is about power. “This is a story about power,” he writes (1). It did not begin that way. Engel’s research began as a study of export promotions for American businesses, but he found a different story in the archives – one about export control between America and Britain, particularly in the aviation industry. In the archives, Engel uncovered a story of international intrigue, power play, and deception. Cold War at 30,000 Feet is a fascinating ...more
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