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747: Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation

747: CREATING THE WORLD'S FIRST JUMBO JET AND OTHER ADVENTURES FROM A LIFE IN AVIATION

by: Sutter, Joe
Format: Paperback

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Product Description 747 is the thrilling story behind "the Queen of the Skies"—the Boeing 747—as told by Joe Sutter, one of the most celebrated engineers of the twentieth century, who spearheaded its design and construction. Sutter's vivid narrative takes us back to a time when American technology was cutting-edge and jet travel was still glamorous and new. With wit and warmth, he gives an insider's sense of the larger than life-size personalities—and the tensions—in the aeronautical world. Review “As magnificent and soaring as the big bird itself, Joe Sutter’s true story is . . . fascinating.” (Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys) “Sutter had perhaps the best overall view of all aspects of the 747’s development in the mid 1960s.” (Publishers Weekly) About the Author Joe Sutter led the team of engineers that created the Boeing 747. He served on the Presidential Commission to investigate the Challenger explosion with Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride, and Richard Feynman. Now in his eighties, he still serves as a consultant to Boeing. He lives in Seattle. Jay Spenser has spent a lifetime studying aviation as a museum curator at the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum of Flight, and as an aerospace industry writer. He is the co-author of 747 and lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Product Code: 9780060882426
ISBN: 0060882425
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
Number of Pages: 304 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Reprint
Dimension: 5.31 x 0.75 x 7.99 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.91 pounds