This book tells a compelling, highly detailed and true story of an advanced airplane that wowed the world but then broke hearts. It gives readers a detailed and rare look at aviation history in the 1930’s and 40’s — plus a nostalgic stroll through a gallery of Art Deco, pop culture and a charmingly-dated vision of the future. Researched, designed and manufactured in the U.S.A., it is profusely illustrated with over 300 pieces of aviation art and photos — including never-before-published images of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart and twelve color plates. The elegant packaging features an oversized 11 by 16 inch format, six-color dust jacket with UV-resistant coating, smythe sewn binding and pyroxlyn coated metallic hard cover with silk screen art. Crusader is the perfect gift for your favorite pilot, historian, Art Deco aficionado or aeronautical engineer.