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Technological history as it should be written!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Frank Whittle: Invention of the Jet (Revolutions in Science) (Hardcover)
At last someone has got past the usual cliches about the invention of the jet engine. This convincing account shows how shaky the jet programme really was during the war. I was also intrigued to see how persistently Whittle seemed to have 'bitten the hand that fed him' and brought about much of his own misfortune.
The author has a good clear style and puts across technical issues with unusual ability. My only criticism is that this is quite a short book on a fascinating topic. I wish it had been longer.
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