Item description for DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF AIRMEN'S OBITUARIES (Book of Airmen's Obituaries) by Edited by David Twiston Davies...
This book features 100 fascinating obituaries of men and women who have figured in the story of civil and military aviation history. Ranging from R. E. Bishop who designed the de Havilland Mosquito to Cheshire VC who flew 'the wooden wonder', to Tom Sopwith, the pioneer plane maker to Sir Frank Whittle, the jet engine pioneer, Bishop's obituaries reflect the glories and setbacks of aviation in peace and war. Written with wit, insight, compassion and humor, here is a richly unpredictable medley of colorful personalities.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.95" Width: 5.2" Height: 1.34" Weight: 1.01 lbs.
Publisher Grub Street
ISBN 1904943268 ISBN13 9781904943266
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A delightful read. May 30, 2007
With the immediate sadness of their loss being long passed, this book allows the reader to rejoice at the lives of 100 outstanding "Airmen" who made their names in the world of aviation in one way or another.
Naturally, there are the famous names - such as; Cheshire VC, Tom Sopwith and Frank Whittle. Those who achieved high office - Elworthy and Spotswood. Then there are the heroes from two world wars in addition to those whose contribution was just as important but for whom combat would never come their way.
Altogether, this is a book about past "Airmen" (and women) who made a significant contribution either in time of peace or war. It includes civilians in addition to serving personnel dawn from the across the rank structure. Written with a professional charm which incorporates all the wit, insight compassion and humour that each of the colourful personalities would wish to see included, this book is not only a delightful read, it is a true testament to each of those who are portrayed here.