The nearly engine

The nearly engine

by John Mortimer


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The nearly engine by John Mortimer

This book traces the post-war development of gas turbine engines for use in passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the UK, Germany, Italy and the USA. It is based on interviews with leading engineering figures of the day as well as reports by journalists. The work also contains photographs of engines and vehicles as well as diagrams of various gas turbine engines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781326177072
Publication date: 03/30/2015
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

John Mortimer (1923-2009) was an English author, screenwriter, and barrister, best known for his character Horace Rumpole, which he based on his father. Mortimer got his start as a writer working for the Crown Film Unit making propaganda, this experience would be the basis for his first novel Charade. Though the character of Horace Rumpole was created for a BBC television show, Mortimer went on to publish a number of books and short stories featuring the character. Mortimer was designated a Commander of the British Empire in 1986 and later knighted in 1998.

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