The Complete Book of Jets and Rockets

Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1957. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 159, [1] pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. Statistical Charts. Foreword by Jerome Lederer (Managing Director, Flight Safety Foundation, Inc.) Cover has some wear and soiling. Corner bumped. Derived from a Kirkus Review: D. N. Ahnstrom has written a soaring documentary on jets and rockets. This book takes off with the impact of jet flight, stays airborne at high altitudes of artistic performance and makes you sorry when the reading flight is over. Written in language for the layman, with over 100 photographs and diagrams, it records the discovery of jet propulsion, explains it in ABC terms, and gives a wealth of information for those interested in becoming jet pilots. Furthermore, it has a pleasant combination of human interest stories about daring jet test pilots and comprehensive statistical data on domestic and foreign civil and military aircraft. It's readable, informative and exciting. Artistically, the layout and format are tops. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Jet Propulsion, Rockets, Pilot, Aeronautics, Technology Development, Missiles, Gas Turbines, Pilotless Aircraft, Military Aircraft

[Book #74757]

Price: $60.00

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