Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed (Paperback)
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This classic history of America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies is "a gripping technothriller in which the technology is real" (New York Times Book Review).
Here are up-close portraits of the maverick band of scientists and engineers who made the Skunk Works so renowned. Filled with telling personal anecdotes and high adventure, with narratives from the CIA and from Air Force pilots who flew the many classified, risky missions, this book is a riveting portrait of the most spectacular aviation triumphs of the twentieth century.
"Thoroughly engrossing." --Los Angeles Times Book Review
About the Author
Ben Rich headed the Skunk Works from 1975 until he retired in 1991. He died in 1995. Leo Janus is the author of Yeager, the acclaimed bestselling autobiography of test pilot Chuck Yeager.
"Dynamite -- the true story of one of America's crown jewels." —Tom Clancy
"Thoroughly engrossing."—Los Angeles Times