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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 132.1 x 200.7 x 20.3mm | 249.48g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060882425
  • 9780060882426
  • 137,286

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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
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