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Airship on a Shoestring the Story of R 100 Hardcover – 28 Jan 2014

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  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: New Generation Publishing (28 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755207351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755207350
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 309,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John always tells people that he feels like computers picked him, and not the other way around. While in grade school he walked into a Radio Shack, got his first look of a TRS-80 and fell in love. From that point on, computers and programming was the main focus in his life. All he could afford was the manual, so that's what he bought and started learning about programming. He has stayed with that model of learning about new technologies by getting a good book and learning about a new topic. He's been programming computers for about 20 years now, starting as a Customer Support Rep, getting his first programming job and working his way up. When the Internet got popular, he jumped onto that as the Next Big Thing and his career built on that for over 10 years. A couple years ago when a similar phenomenon was happening in Mobile, he again took to the books and started building his own mobile apps and immersing myself in all things mobile. He has apps in Apple's App Store and the Android Marketplace, some of which were done with Titanium.


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John Anderson has done a masterful job of telling an important part of aviation history. Few know of the amazing engineering accomplishments of a handful of people in the 1920's who dared to dream of "ships of the sky" that would carry hundreds of passengers thousands of miles. This book tells of the hundreds of innovations, and of the fortitude of the engineers, financiers, and airship crew who undertook this competition between private enterprise and government to see who could build the best airship. Weaved into this story are historic figures like Nevil Shute (Norway), Barnes Wallis, and others who played important roles in this enterprise. In spite of its tragic conclusion, this story is inspiring because of the amazing accomplishments of a relatively few dedicated people. If you are interested in aviation, this is a must read.
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It is a great shame that R100 was to be doomed by the fete of R101 and so never reached it's full potential. This book tells the story very well and highlights the political and technical problems it suffered. A very good read.
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I bought it for a friend, he says it was good, gave most of the information he wanted. More information about the layout would have been helpful.
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By Ed on 20 Nov. 2014
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A well researched and interesting book with an excellent collection of photos.
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By M on 30 Sept. 2014
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Written by a member of the crew, didn't realise that it was so hit and miss!
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A good read nothing seems to have altered where government is concerned.
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