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Building the B 29

Author : Jacob A. Vander Meulen
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The B-29 Superfortress bomber was the single most complicated and expensive weapon produced by the United States during World War II. Nearly 4,000 B-29s were built for combat in the Pacific theater, including the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima. Assembled on a rush basis by a vast manufacturing program that involved hundreds of thousands of workers, the B-29 boosted the Allies' wartime fortunes as it transformed the economies of cities and towns from Seattle, Washington, to Marietta, Georgia, and from Wichita, Kansas, to Woodridge, New Jersey. Well-illustrated with photographs of factories and diagrams of the plane's design, Building the B-29 presents the social and institutional history of this monumental industrial project. Envisioned in the late 1930s as a way of demolishing the military infrastructure behind enemy lines, the Superfortress was at first resisted by the reluctant, isolationist Congress of the late 1930s. Jacob Vander Meulen describes the efforts of Henry "Hap" Arnold and others to launch the project via a process now called "concurrency", in which production is set up while the product is still on the drawing boards. He describes the technical and financial gambles on the part of manufacturers and, using photographs and diagrams, he illustrates the far-reaching changes the B-29 plants brought to their communities, as Depression-era unemployment gave way to labor shortages and as farm workers and women entered U.S. factories for the first time.

War on the Homefront

Author : Mike Lavelle
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Investigation of the National Defense Program

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee Investigating the National Defense Program
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Interior Department and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1960

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations
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Air Force

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Vols. 41, no. 11-v. 42, no. 5 include Space digest, v. 1-2, no. 5, Nov. 1958-May 1959.

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Author : Milwaukee (Wis.). Grain Exchange
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Local Climatological Data

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Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1964

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations
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Building a Strategic Air Force

Author : Walton S. Moody
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Sweet s Catalogue of Building Construction

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The Irish Law Times and Solicitors Journal

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Congressional Yellow Book

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A loose-leaf directory of Congress, their committees and key aides.

Air Space Smithsonian

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A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures

Author : Alexander Cruden
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Means Site Work Cost Data

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Building and Safety Codes for Industrial Facilities

Author : Joseph N. Sabatini
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Summarizes all codes, regulations, and standards that govern the design and construction of industrial facilities. Table of Contents: Industrial Safety Codes and Economic Considerations; MSD Sheets - Hazardous Chemicals; Hazardous Processes Confined in Buildings; Hazardous Process Equipment Safety Reviews; Prevention of Vapor-Dust Releases; Twelve Sources of Ignition; Life Safety Codes; Building Codes; Legal Trade Offs and Economic Considerations; OSHA; Diagramming Codes and References; Automatic Fire and Explosion Suppression; Smoke Control and Ventilation; Plumbing for Hazardous Processes; Electrical Classification; NEC Code, Static Electricity & Grounding; Fire Alarm Systems; Environmental Air Regulations; Industrial Hazardous Waste Wastes; UST Underground Storage Tanks; Asbestos Regulations. 100 illustrations.

Annual Report on the Condition of the Loan and Building Associations of Wisconsin

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The Comprehensive Concordance to the Holy Scriptures

Author : James Bradford Richmond Walker
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The Building Estimator s Reference Book

Author : Frank Rabold Walker
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Readers Guide to Periodical Literature

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