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Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed

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Skunk Works is the true story, told for the first time, of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the story of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a high-stakes drama of cold war confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds.

Synopsis:

From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a drama of cold war confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds. Here are up-close portraits of the maverick band of scientists and engineers who made the Skunk Works so renowned. Filled with telling personal anecdotes and high adventure, with narratives from the CIA and from Air Force pilots who flew the many classified, risky missions, this book is a riveting portrait of the most spectacular aviation triumphs of the twentieth century.

About the Author

Ben Rich headed the Skunk Works from 1975 until he retired in 1991. He died in 1995. Leo Janus is the author of Yeager, the acclaimed bestselling autobiography of test pilot Chuck Yeager.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316743006
Subtitle:
A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
With:
Janos, Leo
Author:
Rich, Ben R.
Author:
Janos, Leo
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Aeronautics
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Aeronautics, military
Subject:
Lockheed airplanes
Subject:
Biography/Business
Subject:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth technology; Aviation history; Aerospace engineers; Scientists; Cold War; Gulf War; Fighter pilots; Central Intelligence Agency; American military history; American politics and government
Subject:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth technology; Aviation history; Aerospace engineers; Scientists; Cold War; Gulf War; Fighter pilots; Central Intelligence Agency; American military history; American politics and government
Subject:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth technology; Aviation history; Aerospace engineers; Scientists; Cold War; Gulf War; Fighter pilots; Central Intelligence Agency; American military history; American politics and government
Subject:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth technology; Aviation history; Aerospace engineers; Scientists; Cold War; Gulf War; Fighter pilots; Central Intelligence Agency; American military history; American politics and government
Subject:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth technology; Aviation history; Aerospace engineers; Scientists; Cold War; Gulf War; Fighter pilots; Central Intelligence Agency; American military history; American politics and government
Subject:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth technology; Aviation history; Aerospace engineers; Scientists; Cold War; Gulf War; Fighter pilots; Central Intelligence Agency; American military history; American politics and government
Subject:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth technology; Aviation history; Aerospace engineers; Scientists; Cold War; Gulf War; Fighter pilots; Central Intelligence Agency; American military history; American politics and government
Subject:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth technology; Aviation history; Aerospace engineers; Scientists; Cold War; Gulf War; Fighter pilots; Central Intelligence Agency; American military history; American politics and government
Subject:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth technology; Aviation history; Aerospace engineers; Scientists; Cold War; Gulf War; Fighter pilots; Central Intelligence Agency; American military history; American politics and government
Subject:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth technology; Aviation history; Aerospace engineers; Scientists; Cold War; Gulf War; Fighter pilots; Central Intelligence Agency; American military history; American politics and government
Subject:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth technology; Aviation history; Aerospace engineers; Scientists; Cold War; Gulf War; Fighter pilots; Central Intelligence Agency; American military history; American politics and government
Subject:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth technology; Aviation history; Aerospace engineers; Scientists; Cold War; Gulf War; Fighter pilots; Central Intelligence Agency; American military history; American politics and government
Subject:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth technology; Aviation history; Aerospace engineers; Scientists; Cold War; Gulf War; Fighter pilots; Central Intelligence Agency; American military history; American politics and government
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 9
Publication Date:
19960201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.78 lb
Age Level:
Aerospace industry; Aerospace engineering; Stealth

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"Synopsis" by , From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a drama of cold war confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds. Here are up-close portraits of the maverick band of scientists and engineers who made the Skunk Works so renowned. Filled with telling personal anecdotes and high adventure, with narratives from the CIA and from Air Force pilots who flew the many classified, risky missions, this book is a riveting portrait of the most spectacular aviation triumphs of the twentieth century.
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