Pan American Clippers: The Golden Age of Flying Boats (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded)

James Trautman (Author)

Product Details

$39.95  $36.75
Firefly Books
Publish Date
October 11, 2019
9.0 X 0.8 X 11.0 inches | 2.85 pounds
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About the Author

James Trautman is a regular contributor to North American magazines and newspapers, including Antique Week, and has been featured on CBC TV shows on the history of sports cards, games and other collectibles. He is now working on a project to uncover the wreckage of one of the Pan Am Clippers lost in World War II. A native New Yorker, he lives in southern Ontario.


[Review of previous edition: ] [The book's] major appeal is the 200 color images and 100 historical black-and-white photographs.--George Cohen"Booklist" (11/01/2007)
[Review of previous edition: ] A feast for the eyes and information for the mind... The photographs and art work will enable readers to grasp the magnificence of the transoceanic flying boats... The accurate, authoritative text will provide information that is new to all but the exceptionally well-informed aviation buff and nonspecialist historian....-- (04/01/2008)
[Review of previous edition: ] Author and aviation historian Trautman provides an interesting and nostalgic look back at the era of the Pan American Clipper "flying boats."--SciTech Book News (04/29/2009)
[Review of previous edition: ] A history of the romantic, elegant, and adventurous flying boat era of the 1930s and '40s.--MTH Railroaders Club magazine (12/01/2008)
[Review of previous edition: ] This book is a feast of archival photographs of the development and maturation of the Pan Am "flying boats."--Bill Bean"The Guelph Mercury" (01/05/2008)
[Review of previous edition: ] Exhaustive research and gifted writing allow Trautman to take you on a fascinating journey through this unique era of aircraft and aviation.... From the vintage Art Deco advertising, recollections of former passengers and inclusions of items such as the daily log of an engineer, the many facets of this 15 year reign of the skies is laid out before you in an inviting and absorbing format. For anyone with a passion for aviation, it is a delightful assemblage of data and a welcome addition to their library. But with his skillful arrangement and beautiful presentation, Trautman has created a book that anyone will enjoy reading. It will take a place of honour on your coffee table as you pour over the pages time and again. Chances are you'll be wishing that you could have experienced travel on the Pam American clippers first hand back in the '30s and '40s. Trautman offers you a vicarious alternative that you can enjoy in the comfort of your favourite chair.-- (01/01/2009)