Tom Swift and his Airline Express, or From Ocean to Ocean by Daylight by Victor AppletonVictor Appleton was a house pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate and its successors, most famous for being associated with the Tom Swift series of books.
The character of Tom Swift was conceived in 1910 by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging company. Stratemeyer invented the series to capitalize on the market for childrens science adventure. The Syndicates authors created the Tom Swift books by first preparing an outline with all the plot elements, followed by drafting and editing the detailed manuscript. The books were published under the house name of Victor Appleton. Edward Stratemeyer and Howard Garis wrote most of the volumes in the original series; Stratemeyers daughter, Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, wrote the last three volumes. The first Tom Swift series ended in 1941.
In 1954, Harriet Adams created the Tom Swift, Jr., series, which was published under the name Victor Appleton II. Most titles were outlined and plotted by Adams. The texts were written by various writers, among them William Dougherty, John Almquist, Richard Sklar, James Duncan Lawrence, Tom Mulvey and Richard McKenna. The Tom Swift, Jr., series ended in 1971.
Tom Swift and his Airline Express, or From Ocean to Ocean by Daylight
Tom Swift and His Airline Express. Review by JP Karenko , October No official summary was ever provided with any of the old Tom Swift books. However, without giving too much away, the plot can be summed up as follows:. The neighborhood is still in the hand-basket headed for Hell. This is another tale of industrial espionage, extortion and theft. This revolutionary concept will allow travel from coast to coast in a single 16 hour day, using a concept for all purposes similar to the old Pony Express, but with wings.
FP now includes eBooks in its collection. Book Details. A tale of industrial espionage, extortion and theft, where Tom is waylaid, drugged, shackled and beaten by a couple of disgruntled ex-employees, who seem to think that Tom's latest brainchild, The AirLine Express, is their idea and try to prevent Tom's success by various nefarious means. Limit the size to characters. However, note that many search engines truncate at a much shorter size, about characters. Your suggestion will be processed as soon as possible. Howard Roger Garis April 25, — November 6, was an American author, best known for a series of books, published under his own name, that featured the character of Uncle Wiggily Longears, an engaging elderly rabbit.
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