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About the Author
Jeffrey A. Engel is Associate Professor of History and Director of Presidential History Projects at Southern Methodist University.
Table of Contents
- 1. The Arsenal of Democracy versus British Planning
- 2. Selling Jets to Stalin
- 3. Death by Nene
- 4. Comet Dreams
- 5. A Lead Lost
- 6. Approaching China
- 7. The Viscount Conspiracy
- 8. Aviation on the New Frontier
- Archives, Manuscripts, and Private Interviews
What People are Saying About This
An excellent, ambitious book. I know of no other work that uses aviation to explore the Special Relationship. Engel is a superb writer, with a keen sense of the drama of his story and an ability to make the topic come alive.
Thomas W. Zeiler, University of Colorado
Despite their strategic special relationship, cooperation between the British and Americans masked a fierce rivalry for air power after World War II. This thorough yet fast-paced narrative is not only a rich contribution to Cold War history, but a timely reminder about the limits to globalization in a world where hard power still matters, even among 'friends.'
Walter A. McDougall, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age
A story of power and conflict brilliantly told. Engel reveals in unprecedented detail the bitter Anglo-American discord over policies to control the sale of the most technologically advanced aircraft of the Atomic Age. This book will change our perspective on the Cold War.
Richard H. Immerman, Temple University
An impressive work that makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the Cold War and Anglo-American relations. Engel's view of the conflict and cooperation between the United States and Britain adds considerable nuance to existing interpretations, especially with the British skullduggery over Viscount sales to the People's Republic of China. This was a delight to read.
Alan P. Dobson, University of Dundee
This brilliant book contributes to both the history of the airplane industry and Cold War history. Great Britain and the United States competed for supremacy and clashed over sales in the industry as leaders in each nation believed they alone knew how to strike the proper balance between the demands of security and the needs of commerce. It is a fascinating and important story, and Engel tells it well.
Richard S. Kirkendall, University of Washington