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Shute writes very smoothly, and the book has the feel of a long conversation.
This is a fascinating autobiography of the early life of one of Britain's premier aeronautical engineers (and adventure novelists!).
I would say that this book, and a couple of his novels, should be on every list of best conservative books.
An engineer's view of early commercial flight, with a cautionary tale of why private enterprise succeeds better than government sponsorship. The competition between the R. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CINDY TOBIAS
This book has three main themes - a description of interesting times, a detailed insight into airship development, and the thoughts of a man who was the true epitome of what once... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jim Clark
This is a very interesting autobiography of Neville Shute. It's particularly interesting after reading so many of his novels, enjoying his stories, the characters in his books,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Henry L. Solomon
A well spun yarn but I used it as an historical reference for an article on Airships and safety..
Good either way.
The book was scheduled to arrive the latter part of June. It was shipped from Lincoln, England and actually arrived 31 MAY. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Leonard W. Riley III
I have read all of Neville Shute's fiction books several times. He is one three of my favorite authors. Read morePublished 9 months ago by MzLiz
I paid for hardback, but got paperback. The quality of this copy is ok for a 60 yr old paperback, but not satisfactory.Published 9 months ago by Thomas B.