New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1979. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xix, , 202 pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ has some edgewear and minor soiling. The author began his long career with Rolls-Royce in 1925 as a premium apprentice. He was successively a test pilot, export sales manager, military and industrial liaison, and finally military aviation adviser. An insider's fascinating history of the company whose name is synonymous with "the best". Illustrated with many unusual photographs. candidly traces R-R's progress from Royce to Rolls. Caricature of author on back dust jacket. Rolls-Royce grew from the engineering business of Henry Royce which was established in 1884 and ten years later began to manufacture dynamos and electric cranes. Charles Rolls established a separate business with Royce in 1904 because Royce had developed a range of cars which Rolls wanted to sell. A corporate owner was incorporated in 1906 with the name Rolls-Royce Limited.[ Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is a British multinational aerospace and defence company incorporated in February 2011. The company owns Rolls-Royce, a business established in 1904 which today designs, manufactures and distributes power systems for aviation and other industries. Rolls-Royce is the world's second-largest maker of aircraft engines (after General Electric) and has major businesses in the marine propulsion and energy sectors. Rolls-Royce was the world's 16th largest defence contractor in 2018 when measured by defence revenues. Condition: Good / Good.
Keywords: Rolls-Royce, Schneider Trophy, Battle of Britain, Combat Aircraft, Test Pilots, Jet Trainers, Vertical Takeoff, RB-211, Ernest Hives, Denning Pearson