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Skunk Works by Ben R. Rich
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it was amazing
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“Skunk Works” is one of the best books I’ve read. It’s just as fascinating to me when I read it the 8th time as it was the first. I believe one of the reasons I ultimately majored in aerospace engineering was due to this book (and perhaps my unhealthy space obsession helped).

This is a “behind-the-scenes” look at how the United States’ most successful planes were created. The book explains in simple terms WHY the engineering was so impressive and how a group of motivated men managed to create planes that are unmatched even to this day. You certainly don’t have to be an engineer to find the book intriguing. Both engineers and folks who hate math will find this book a fascinating read. I’d highly recommend this to anyone who has the least interest in American history as I believe the story in “Skunk Works” is one everyone should know.

Who should read it? Anyone with a remote interest in history, defense or the aerospace industry.

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Finished Reading
November 25, 2014 – Shelved
November 25, 2014 – Shelved as: reviewed
October 27, 2016 – Shelved as: favorites

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