747: Creating the World’s First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation (Paperback) by Joseph F. Sutter


747┬áis the thrilling story behind “the Queen of the Skies”; the Boeing 747; as told by Joe Sutter, one of the most celebrated engineers of the twentieth century, who spearheaded its design and construction. Sutter’s vivid narrative takes us back to a time when American technology was cutting-edge and jet travel was still glamorous and new. With wit and warmth, he gives an insider’s sense of the larger than life-size personalities; and the tensions; in the aeronautical world.

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