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    DescriptionLike a superfueled season of Mad Men, William Stadiem's Jet Set evokes a time long gone but still vibrant in American memory: the glamorous decade when people took to the skies in massive numbers as never before, with the rich and famous elbowing their way to the front of the line. Bestselling author and Vanity Fair contributor Stadiem has written the first book about the Jet Age--in a rollicking, sexy romp through the ring-a-ding glory years of air travel, when escape was the ultimate aphrodisiac and the aisles were as wide as the smiles.


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    Title
    Jet Set
    Subtitle
    The People, the Planes, the Glamour, and the Sex in Aviation's Glory Years
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Stadiem
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345536952
    ISBN 10: 0345536959
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: KNGV
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15570
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    B&T Approval Code: A31225000, A35500000, A14530000
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002010
    DC22: 629.1309
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    DC23: 387.709
    DC22: 387.7/42097309045
    LC classification: HE9787 .S73 2014
    Thema V1.0: JBCC1, NHB, NHTB, KNG
    Illustrations note
    black and white photos throughout
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books Inc.
    Publication date
    16 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    William Stadiem is the author of such bestsellers as "Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe Confidential, " and "Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond," as well as such acclaimed works of social history as "Too Rich: The High Life and Tragic Death of King Farouk." He writes for "Vanity Fair" and has been the Hollywood columnist for Andy Warhol's "Interview" and the restaurant critic for "Los Angeles""Magazine." A Harvard JD-MBA and former Wall Street-based international lawyer, Stadiem is also a screenwriter whose credits include Elizabeth Taylor's last starring vehicle, Franco Zeffirelli's "Young Toscanini, "and the television series "L.A. Law."
    Review quote
    "Aeronautics history, high times from the 1950s and '60s, incredibly versatile name-dropping (from Mrs. John Jacob Astor to Christine Keeler of the Profumo scandal) and Sinatra's 'Come Fly With Me' as a kind of theme song [all] connected to the glamorous days of air travel."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times" " " "What a book William Stadium has written. . . . The Kennedys, the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, and early financiers like Eddie Gilbert are dealt with in depth. . . . I lived intimately through it all in the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s and I am yet to find a mistake in author Stadiem's amazing book. Order it now. All the players are here."--Liz Smith, syndicated columnist " " "William Stadiem sexes up the glory days of aviation in "Jet Set." Fly me!"--"Vanity Fair" " " "William Stadiem's "Jet Set" takes you where no modern airliner can: to a time . . . when the means of travel was as exotic as the destination, and sometimes more so. The aerodynamic Kennedys were in the White House, Braniff stewardesses wore uniforms designed by Emilio Pucci . . . and no tourist made a move without consulting "Fielding's Travel Guide to Europe, "a 900-page compendium of the continent's finest restaurants and most companionable 'hostesses.'"--"Town & Country" "An interesting, entertaining read, full of colorful characters and the author's thoughtful contemplation of the world of aviation."--"Publishers Weekly" "An intoxicating spin through an era of supreme elegance and dazzling innovation, "Jet Set" more than lives up to its turbocharged title. With a sharp eye for detail and a knack for sparkling prose, William Stadiem re-creates the heady days when artists, tycoons, and viscounts sipped Canadian Club and dined on lobster thermidor while zooming across a new frontier. In doing so, he pays homage to the true American visionaries who made that luxurious travel possible--the engineers and entrepreneurs who understood just how much the long-r