Prior to World War II, Newark Airport was the busiest airport in the world and the first major airport in the New York metropolitan. It opened in 1928 with 68 acres filled in to grade. Today, the airport occupies 2, 027 acres and remains an important airport in America.
In the first book ever written on Newark Airport’s history, aviation writer Henry M. Holden documents the fascinating past of such an important aviation institute.
Holden hopes the book will “be used as a historical reference and source of entertainment and information.”
Highlights of Newark Airport:
• Features never before seen vintage photographs from both public and private collections
• Showcases aviation legends such as Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Eddie Rickenbacker and Howard Hughes who flew in and our of the airport
• Explains how the name of the airport was chosen in memory of the events of September 11, 2001, and refers to the landmark Statue of Liberty
• Shares the timeline of Newark Airport’s opening, World War II operations, expansions and current status
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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