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The story of the jet age of aviation revolves around remarkable geniuses--including Sir Frank Whittle, the British inventor of the jet engine; Hans von Ohain, a German jet engine designer who comes to work for the U.S.; famed aeronautical engineer Kelly Johnson; the daring test pilot Tex Johnston, and many more--brilliant men who conceived these early extraordinary airplanes and had the courage to fly them to new horizons.
Roaring Thunder blends real life adventures of the industry giants with the fictional Vance Shannon and his aviation family. Shannon, a prototypical American test pilot, sees and guides the birth of American jet aviation, while his sons, Tom and Harry fly the new jets in combat. Their aviation careers are blessed by their skill and courage, and they help usher in the greatest advance in aviation history with the birth of the jet transport. The Shannons serve as counterparts to the real-life heroes, creating continuity and explaining the intricacies, successes, and setbacks of a brand new industry.
The dramatic, totally accurate story of the beginning of the jet age is presented against a background of personalities, real and fictional who bring the story to life, and represent the first stage in the first ever fiction trilogy about the history of the aerospace industry.
About the Author: WALTER J. BOYNE is the former director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, he retired in 1986 to pursue a career as a novelist and consultant. He is one of a select few authors whose books have made both the fiction and the nonfiction bestseller lists of The New York Times. His recent books include Dawn Over Kitty Hawk and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Walter J. Boyne lives in Ashburn, Virginia
Titolo: Roaring Thunder: A Novel of the Jet Age (...
Casa editrice: Forge Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2006
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Forge Books. Condizione libro: Good. Used - Good Item may show signs of wear. May contain some writing and highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 1-Q-1-4929
Descrizione libro Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0765308436I3N01
Descrizione libro Tom Doherty, N . Y., 2006. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Cover Art (illustratore). 1st. X-Library with normal flaws.The hard cover and the jacket has very light shelf wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Codice libro della libreria NO 32876
Descrizione libro Forge Books, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0765308436
Descrizione libro Forge, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. First Edition/First Printing. A very handsome book: Blue paper over boards with gilt print on spine; 303 pages; solid binding; square corners; no internal marks, no chips, tears, or creases in the book on on the dustjacket; not a remainder or an ex-library book; full number line. Book. Codice libro della libreria TE311
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807653084363.0
Descrizione libro Tom Doherty, New Yok, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Ed. Codice libro della libreria 100479
Descrizione libro Forge, New York, 2006. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 303 pages. may require extra postage Size: 8vo - 7.75" - 9.75" tall. Used. Codice libro della libreria 83781
Descrizione libro Forge Books, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0765308436
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Codice libro della libreria 97807653084362.0