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The Resource Alaska's skyboys : cowboy pilots and the myth of the last frontier, Katherine Johnson Ringsmuth

Alaska's skyboys : cowboy pilots and the myth of the last frontier, Katherine Johnson Ringsmuth

Label
Alaska's skyboys : cowboy pilots and the myth of the last frontier
Title
Alaska's skyboys
Title remainder
cowboy pilots and the myth of the last frontier
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Johnson Ringsmuth
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This fascinating account of the development of aviation in Alaska examines the daring missions of pilots who initially opened up the territory for military positioning and later for trade and tourism. Early Alaskan military and bush pilots navigated some of the highest and most rugged terrain on earth, taking off and landing on glaciers, mudflats, and active volcanoes. Although they were consistently portrayed by industry leaders and lawmakers alike as cowboys{u2015}and their planes compared to settlers' covered wagons{u2015}the reality was that aviation catapulted Alaska onto a modern, global stage; the federal government subsidized aviation's growth in the territory as part of the Cold War defense against the Soviet Union. Through personal stories, industry publications, and news accounts, historian Katherine Johnson Ringsmuth uncovers the ways that Alaska's aviation growth was downplayed in order to perpetuate the myth of the cowboy spirit and the desire to tame what many considered to be the last frontier
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ringsmuth, Katherine Johnson
Dewey number
629.13092/2798
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TL522.A4
LC item number
R56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aeronautics
  • Bush pilots
Label
Alaska's skyboys : cowboy pilots and the myth of the last frontier, Katherine Johnson Ringsmuth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Why Buck Taylor and not Buck Rogers? -- Cowboys, sourdoughs, and Alaska bush pilots -- Mines, mail, and mercy flights -- Mudflat takeoffs and glacier landings -- The copper belt line -- Taming the "wild north" -- World War II, Reeve's field, and the northern air route -- The last casualties of fog and war -- From air carrier to Cordova Airlines -- Soaring spies, surveyors, and scientists -- The flying huntsman -- Creating an airplane culture -- Seekers of the inaccessible -- Conclusion : Where have all the skyboys gone?
Control code
ocn907390965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780295995083
Lccn
2015011383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)907390965
Label
Alaska's skyboys : cowboy pilots and the myth of the last frontier, Katherine Johnson Ringsmuth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Why Buck Taylor and not Buck Rogers? -- Cowboys, sourdoughs, and Alaska bush pilots -- Mines, mail, and mercy flights -- Mudflat takeoffs and glacier landings -- The copper belt line -- Taming the "wild north" -- World War II, Reeve's field, and the northern air route -- The last casualties of fog and war -- From air carrier to Cordova Airlines -- Soaring spies, surveyors, and scientists -- The flying huntsman -- Creating an airplane culture -- Seekers of the inaccessible -- Conclusion : Where have all the skyboys gone?
Control code
ocn907390965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780295995083
Lccn
2015011383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)907390965

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