Though the stated purpose of this history of the Roeing Airplane Company is to provide a broad outline of American aviation...

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VISION: A Saga of the Sky

Though the stated purpose of this history of the Roeing Airplane Company is to provide a broad outline of American aviation since 1910, the book remains a predominantly company centered account and is disappointingly backslapping in its open praise of the men and their accomplishments. Chronologically, the chapters do contain a good outline of events in the aircraft industry- both the civil and military pherea of it -and we are often taken aboard on test flights, to feel the stall warning of a stratojet, jet or to the designer's board, for a study on wing stress. These elements are good and of interest to anyone with a yen for flying. But they are overlaid with an aura of awe, of false poetry for man's place in the sky and so forth, through which one must wade to get at the facts.

Pub Date: Oct. 24, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956