192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 x 32 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (page 190) and index.
America's first planemakers -- Backing into World War II -- Aircraft factories go to war -- The peak of production -- Toward victory and beyond.
Explores how the aircraft industry in the United States was transformed during World War II to become the center of the world's largest industry, creating more than 304,000 warplanes between 1939 and 1945, examining the policies and events that influenced this transformation and the impact ithad on the American economy.