747: Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation

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9780060882419: 747: Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation

747 is the thrilling story behind "the Queen of the Skies"--the Boeing 747--as told by Joe Sutter, one of the most celebrated engineers of the twentieth century, who spearheaded its design and construction. Sutter's vivid narrative takes us back to a time when American technology was cutting-edge and jet travel was still glamorous and new. With wit and warmth, he gives an insider's sense of the larger than life-size personalities--and the tensions--in the aeronautical world.

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As magnificent and soaring as the big bird itself, Joe Sutter s true story is . . . fascinating. --Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys

Sutter had perhaps the best overall view of all aspects of the 747 s development in the mid 1960s. --Publishers Weekly

"Sutter had perhaps the best overall view of all aspects of the 747's development in the mid 1960s."--Publishers Weekly

"As magnificent and soaring as the big bird itself, Joe Sutter's true story is . . . fascinating."--Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys

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