The story of Robert Six – ex-sailor, ex-truck driver and ex-pilot – the man behind one of America’s more dramatic success stories. Six’s career began in the buccaneering days of aviation, when every flight was an adventure – and has continued into the age of jets and supersonic transports. Tough, scrappy and a gambler, Six set out to beat the big airlines at their own game, and made Continental into one of the most profitable and reliable ‘big little’ airlines in the world. The results are almost a legend in the circles of commercial aviation and American business. A lively view of the history of commercial airlines in America, full of anecdotes and regarded as entertaining.