Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed

Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed

by Ben R. Rich, Leo Janos

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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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ISBN-13: 9780316246934
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 122,765
File size: 6 MB

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.

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Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir from the U-2 to the Stealth Fighter 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding reflection of the actual events at all levels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are interested in a genuine American genus , namely "Kelly Johnson", and what he has done for our country, then you will enjoy this book.
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