Read the Reviews
"At the heart of 'Jet Age' is a page-turning detective story ... with characters as finely drawn as those in a work of fiction, and infused with the infectious sense of wonder for flight." -- The New York Times Sunday Book Review
"The race between the U.S. and Britain is brought to life ... This book captures the zeitgeist of a decade in which all manner of advances, including globe-girdling flight, seemed possible." -- USA Today/ Associated Press
"Imagine the audacity of taking a prototype for a new kind of flying machine – a large passenger jet – and demonstrating it in front of airline executives by corkscrewing through the air in a barrel roll. Would Boeing ever do such a thing with its new 787? Never. But it did happen with the 707, patriarch of today’s Boeing buses." -- 'Middle Seat' Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
"The Week" magazine -- "Book of the Week" - November 5, 2010
"One needn’t be an aviation buff to appreciate its colorful stories of the test pilots, stewardesses, and entrepreneurs who helped shepherd commercial travel into the modern era."
Kitsap Sun - October 31, 2010
"A written history of passenger jet design could have become a ponderous work in someone else’s hands, but Verhovek’s reportage blends social and industrial history with lively human interest stories — it adds up to a top-notch read."
KUOW -- October 18, 2010
Interview with Steve Scher on KUOW, Seattle public radio
"Weekend Edition," National Public Radio - October 16, 2010
Interview with Scott Simon on "Weekend Edition"
The Wall Street Journal -- October 9, 2010
"Shrinking the World How jetliners commercialized air travel—stewardesses and all"
The Washington Times - October 8, 2010
"Sam Howe Verhovek, a true globetrotter in the course of a long career as a journalist, has a way of conveying not only the dry facts about jet travel - how it boosted tourism exponentially and doomed the great ocean liners that had transported passengers overseas in such style - but also the excitement it engendered."