Book Summary of Skunk Works
Details of Book: Skunk Works (BSID:25258)
|Author||Ben R Et Al Rich|
|Publisher||LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP|
|Number of Pages||416|
|Dimensions||6.93 x 4.25 x 1.1 inches|
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I picked this book up after having read Don DeLillo's Libra, which pictures the protagonist, Lee Harvey Oswald, at a USAF base in Atsugi, Japan during his military service. The U2 spy plane that was based there definitely adds to the aura of mystery and fatefulness that pervades the whole of DeLi...
Despite the Tom Clancy recommendation glaring on the cover of this edition, Skunk Works isn't a bad read. Whatever the writing skills of engineer Rich, cowriter Janos's collaboration with him resulted in an engrossing text. Of course I've long had a special interest in the history of espionage, s...
A great book, one of the best that I have read in a long, long time! This book covers so much material. It is a history of the famous Lockheed Skunk Works and its military and spy aircraft. It is also the history of the technology and business practice behind those projects. The book is an autob...
A fairly average book. Rich tells of his time at the Skunk Works, including running it after "Kelly" Johnson retired. But Rich seems to fight against his own conclusions at times. E.g., he says that a certain reconaissance drone project failed because of Air Force interference. There were...
Jeah pretty cool. One of the dudes who ran Lockheed Martin's Skunkworks (an elite company-within-a-company with high resources and autonomy) talks about engineering and delivering innovative airplanes for the military. Uh also he talks about what made the Skunkworks so freakishly successful, able...
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