Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed (Paperback)

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    Ben Rich headed the Skunk Works from 1975 until he retired in 1991. He died in 1995. Leo Janus is the author of Yeager, the acclaimed bestselling autobiography of test pilot Chuck Yeager.
    From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a drama of cold war confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds. Here are up-close portraits of the maverick band of scientists and engineers who made the Skunk Works so renowned. Filled with telling personal anecdotes and high adventure, with narratives from the CIA and from Air Force pilots who flew the many classified, risky missions, this book is a riveting portrait of the most spectacular aviation triumphs of the twentieth century.

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    ISBN 9780316743006
    Genre HISTORY / Military / Strategy
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 1996-02-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Back Bay Books
    Copyright Year 1994
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.9 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Rich, Ben R.
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
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