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A Kid's Review
This review is from: Frank Whittle: Invention of the Jet (Hardcover)
I bought this book at the same time as Not Much of an Engineer by Sir Stanley Hooker. Each gives some account of the early development of the jet engine in England. I regard my purchase of this small volume as something of a waste of money. It is written in a rather dry manner and seems to be an attempt at myth-busting. Perhaps there are some myths, but I recommend the other book as being far more interesting and written by one who was himself something of a genius and knew Whittle personally, with a sound grasp of the politics behind the development of the jet engine.