Not Much of an Engineer: An Autobiography :: Stanley Hooker assisted by Bill Gunston

Not Much of an Engineer: An Autobiography :: Stanley Hooker assisted by Bill Gunston soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!

Marlborough: Airlife Publishing, 2010, Paperback.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Appendices [4];

From the cover: Within a few months of joining Rolls-Royce, Stanley Hooker, who had never before seen an aero engine, had added thirty per cent more power to the legendary Merlin engine. This was the start of a meteoric career, which in the middle of World War II saw the mature Hooker put in charge of turning the embryonic Whittle turbojet into a production engine for the war. In an amazing twenty months the thrust of Hookers jets jumped from 1,800Ib to 5,000Ib.

After an emotional break with Rolls-Roy…

Very Good. Leans slightly.

255 pages. Index. Trade Paperback (9¼” x 6″).

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I charm you with my array of books shown in my Biography catalogue?

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