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The Story of the Boeing Company [Hardcover]

Bill Yenne

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25 Oct 2010

In the early years of the twentieth century, William Edward Boeing summed up his new company’s mission: "To let no new improvement in flying and flying equipment pass us by." And sure enough, in the century since, nothing and no one has outflown Boeing. The Story of the Boeing Company, the tale of the plane-maker to the world, unfolds on a fittingly grand scale in this book that is at once the history of one company and the story of an industry.

Lavishly illustrated, this book showcases historic aircraft that made the company’s name—the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-29 Stratofortress of World War II, and the B-52 Superfortress that still soldiers on over 50 years after its debut to the 707 jetliner that revolutionized commercial flight and the mammoth 747. Fully updated, it includes the 787 Dreamliner, Airborne Laser Testbed (ALTB), and EA-18G Airborne Electronic Attack Aircraft.


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Bill Yenne is the San Francisco-based author of more than four dozen books on military and historical topics. He is also a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Boeing 16 Jan 2012
By Badbrad - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very thorough and accurate look at the Boeing organization. It is a must read for those at all interested in the history of this ground breaking company. My Great Uncle was Bill Boeings private pilot for a number of years so I was extremely interested in learning more. You'd think that there would be more book about Bill Boeing and his company or that more would be taught in the Schools.
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5.0 out of 5 stars History of Boeing. 1 Mar 2013
By John D. Young - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is an excellent resource and informative read of the Boeing Aircraft Company. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The book begins with the start of the company through today. There are ample photo's of all the aircraft manufactured by Boeing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have for Aviation Enthusiast 7 July 2014
By Benjamin Monnig - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a must have for any Boeing and/or aviation enthusiast. The Story of the Boeing Company is loaded with pictures and it sets readers through each plane that was built and developed from the founding in 1916 through acquisitions to present day.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great pictures and information 15 Jun 2014
By Natalie Palma - Published on Amazon.com
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A really good comprehensive book. Great photos and accurate information. I would definitely recommend this book for all Boeing nuts.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Coffee Table Edition 3 Mar 2013
By Craig Rockwell - Published on Amazon.com
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Very Nice - I bought this as a gift for our daughter, who just started with Boeing, and she loves it.
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