America's Round-Engine Airliners: Airframes and Powerplants in the Golden Age of Aviation

William Pearce (Author) Craig Kodera (Author)

Product Details

Specialty Press
Publish Date
April 04, 2019
10.3 X 0.9 X 10.1 inches | 2.4 pounds
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About the Author

William Pearce's interest in aviation began at a very young age when he lived at a fly-in community with his parents. William is a mechanically minded individual whose primary interests are aircraft piston engines, vintage World War II aircraft, and air racing. William wrote and published Duesenberg Aircraft Engines, and has published more than 150 articles on his website at
Craig Kodera is a retired commercial pilot and professional artist. His ability to combine his talents in art with his interests in aviation have earned him the R.G. Smith Award for excellence in naval aviation art in 2001 and the Best of the Best award from Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine in 2000. Kodera is also the charter vice president of the American Society of Aviation Artists and the illustrator of the Pelican title A Dream of Pilots. He lives in Clermont, Florida.


"It's a cool, colorful introduction to the roots of today's international air-transportation system."--David L. Veres"Cybermodeler Online" (04/19/2019)
"Airframe and engines are discussed in depth with tons of superb photos and excellent drawings. In all, it makes for one of the most interesting books on the subject(s) that I have ever read. It is what one comes to expect from Specialty Press and I give this one my highest recommendation."-- (05/15/2019)
"This is one of those books that is necessary to have if you want to have a complete aviation library. I would certainly recommend it even to modelers, as it helps to make the whole scene come alive, and presents the information in a way that even non-technical readers can understand. Don't miss out on this one."-- (06/06/2019)
"It's a splendid book whether you look at and read mainly the airliner nostalgia and history or the more technical engine and engineering aspects. Perhaps you'll even do as this commentator and happily read it in its entirety and enjoy, reminisce, and learn with each turn of each page."-- (07/01/2019)
"A thoroughly enjoyable book on a seldom-described subject."--Cmdr. Peter Mersky, USNR (Ret.)"Naval Aviation News" (08/21/2019)
"A valuable addition to the aviation bookshelf since it clearly shows how America rapidly rose to dominate the world airline market."--Air Classics (11/20/2019)