Hard Landing: The Epic Contest for Power and Profits That Plunged the Airlines into Chaos

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Crown, Dec 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 624 pages
In this updated paperback edition of a "rich, readable, and authoritative" Fortune) book, Wall Street Journal reporter Petzinger tells the dramatic story of how a dozen men, including Robert Crandall of American Airlines, Frank Borman of Eastern, and Richard Ferris of United, battled for control of the world's airlines.

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HARD LANDING: The Epic Contest for Power and Profits That Plunged the Airlines into Chaos

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Longtime Wall Street Journal reporter and editor Petzinger (Oil and Honor, 1987) was once a baggage handler for United Airlines. Now he effectively handles some heavy stuff for the whole airline ... Read full review

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Petzinger, a reporter and editor for the Wall Street Journal, presents a thorough analysis of the growth of the airline industry from the 1930s to the present. He demonstrates in a highly detailed ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Thomas Petzinger, Jr., grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, and received his journalism degree from Northwestern University. For the last many years he has been a reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal. His wife, Paulette Thomas, is also a Journal reporter. They have three children.

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