Download e-book for kindle: Concorde: The Rise and Fall of the Supersonic Airliner by Jonathan Glancey

By Jonathan Glancey

ISBN-10: 1782391088

ISBN-13: 9781782391081

In Concorde, Jonathan Glancey tells the tale of this extraordinary and highly well known plane anew, taking the reader from the instant Captain Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in 1947 via to the final advertisement flight of the supersonic airliner in 2003. it's a story of nationwide rivalries, technological leaps, bold prototypes, tightrope politics, and a dream of a Dan Dare destiny by no means fairly realized.

Jonathan Glancey strains the advance of Concorde not only via current fabric and data, yet via interviews with those that lived with the supersonic venture from its inception. the result's a compelling mixture of overt technological optimism, a trust that Britain and France have been significant avid gamers on this planet of civil in addition to army aviation, and religion in an ever speedier, ever extra refined future.

This is a party, in addition to a completely researched heritage, of a very impressive desktop that grew to become a sky god of its period.

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