D. N. Ahnstrom, author of The Complete Book of Helicopters has written a soaring documentary on jets and rockets. This book takes off with the impact of jet flight, stays airborne at high altitudes of artistic performance and makes you sorry when the reading flight is over. Written in language for the layman, with over 100 photographs and diagrams, it records the discovery of jet propulsion, explains it in ABC terms, and gives a wealth of information for those interested in becoming jet pilots. Furthermore, it has a pleasant combination of human interest stories about daring jet test pilots and comprehensive statistical data on domestic and foreign civil and military aircraft. It's readable, informative and exciting. Artistically, the layout and format are tops.