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Title:
Genesis of the jet : Frank Whittle and the invention of the jet engine
Author:
Golley, John.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Whittle : the true story
Publication Information:
Shrewsbury, England : Airlife Publishing Ltd., [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
272 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
"First published in the UK in 1987 under the title Whittle: the true story"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9781853108600
Format :
Book

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Central Library TL709 G617 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This is the story of a genius throttled by British government bureaucracy. On 12 April 1937, Whittle became the first person to successfully start and run a turbojet engine, yet his company was nationalised and he was banned from engine production.


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