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Hurricane: Victor of the Battle of Britain [Hardcover]

Leo McKinstry
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'A superb volume . . . The great merit of McKinstry's style is that he skilfully mixes the story of the machines with those of the men behind them . . . enthralling' (Literary Review)

As with his earlier books McKinstry interweaves the engineering lore and red-tape disputes behind the aircraft's manufacturing history with first-hand descriptions of its reliability and effectiveness. The tale he has to tell is a powerful one, like the Hurricane itself but once again he has proved himself an ace at the controls (Daily Express)

'Superb' (Saul David, Daily Telegraph)

'McKinstry is brilliant at bringing to life the tales of these machines for a new generation. His book is both worthy tribute and a genuinely page-turning read' (News of the World)

Here the author does for the Hurricane what he has already done for the Spitfire, reminding us of the crucial role that the Hawker Hurricane played in the Battle of Britain . . . Leo McKinstry is particularly good on the 'bullish' character of Sidney Camm, the Hurricane's designer (Sunday Telegraph)

McKinstry's case is persuasive (Daily Mail)

Book Description

The biography of the aeroplane that won the Battle of Britain, for the seventieth anniversary.

About the Author

Leo McKinstry writes regularly for the Daily Express, Daily Mail, Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator. He has also written six books, including Spitfire, Lancaster and a bestselling biography of the footballing Charlton brothers. Born in Belfast he was educated in Ireland and at Cambridge University.
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