London : Viking, 2000.
LibraryThing member johnthefireman
A fascinating look at the old flying boats, in the days before flying became a cattle-truck experience.
LibraryThing member sonofcarc
This author is fascinated to the point of obsession with the flying boat -- once the king of the air, now an endangered species. (A flying boat is not the same thing as a float plane, as you will quickly learn if you read this.) having read this book, now I am too. Full of interesting historical details -- e.g., the UK built its WWII long-distance scout plane (the Short Sunderland) on one of the lakes made famous by Wordsworth and Coleridge.
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