Frank Whittle (Icon Science): The Invention of the Jet
Icon Books, Oct 5, 2017 - Technology & Engineering - 95 pages
The story of the jet engine has everything: genius, tragedy, heroism, a world war, the individual vs. the state, and an idea that would change the world.
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