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Pure Luck: Authorized Biography of Sir Thomas Sopwith, 1888-1989 Hardcover – 15 Oct 1990

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Patrick Stephens Ltd; 1st edition (15 Oct. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852602635
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852602635
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 943,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Successful competition pilot, accomplished yachtsman and sportsman, engineer and industrialist, Sir Thomas Sopwith's life not only spanned the era of heavier-than-air flight but also contributed immeasurably to the story of aviation. His Camel and Pup biplanes helped to win the First World War, his Hurricane, Typhoon and Lancaster, the Second. But his contribution does not end there - the Harrier, designed and built by his Hawker company, can fairly be said to have won control of the Falklands. His 101 years saw both personal tragedy and international recognition but he remained a modest man to his final days. Alan Bramson, a pilot himself, has produced a biography of this remarkable individual with the full support of his family, many friends and colleagues.

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Very interesting part of British history throughout the 20th century
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Interesting but I found it hard going some of the time.
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this is a great biography of our most famous early aviator
daring men in there flying machines ,a must read !!
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best history books on British flying history 12 Sept. 2014
By P Mccormick - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm not as yet finished with the book but so far (1/2 way ). This book is well worth the money I paid. The book is able to help one understand Thomas Sopwirth and those around him. It also helped to define the times in which he lived. If you love flying history then this is the book for you. This book will also make suitable gift. The book covers pre-WW1 to post WW2.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Candidate for Man of the Century 2 Jan. 2015
By Steve Greene - Published on Amazon.com
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A bit stiff and over adoring at times but nevertheless a story about a truly underknown man.
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