I saw this on display in my local bookshop and being a big fan of aviation the intriguing title and cover picture caught my attention.
No point in reiterating what it's about, you can read the Amazon blurb for that, but in a nutshell it offers an alternative and, in my opinion, a surprising and fascinating view on the history of Britain's jet engine design, development and manufacture. I was quite shocked at some of the political shenanigans the book revealed and in that respect I found the story very thought provoking.
I did struggle a little with some of the technical aspects in the book although it contains loads of good illustrations and photos which helped guide me through the difficult bits!
On the plus side it gave an interesting history of the development of Rolls-Royce's aircraft engines, a lot of which I hadn't known before and which I found very interesting.
Hard to find an aviation book with original ideas so would highly recommend this to you. There are a few surprises, it's thought provoking and with lots of original photos and illustrations. I would have thought this could be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in history, politics, engineering and aviation heritage alike.