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A superb account..., 1 Mar 2012
Having always been fascinated by the amazing technical achievements of the Skunk Works I decided to buy this book actually expecting it to be a little dry in places. I was wrong.
It provides an excellent, balanced account of some of the greatest projects in aerospace history. Ben Rich achieves this by expertly blending technical detail, military objectives, political wrangling and personal accounts from pilots (which are excellent), generals and other engineers into a coherent set of stories that aptly demonstrate what outstanding achievements these aircraft really were!