A new and boldly original history of an iconic aircraft, by the bestselling author of Spitfire: The Biography.
Jonathan Glancey is well known as the former architecture and design correspondent of the Guardian and Independent newspapers. He is also a steam locomotive enthusiast and pilot. A frequent broadcaster, his books include Giants of Steam, the bestselling Spitfire: The Biography; Nagaland: A Journey to India's Forgotten Frontier; Tornado: 21st Century Steam; The Story of Architecture and The Train: An Illustrated History.
A wonderfully entertaining book, a rich mixture of science, social
history and politics written with the verve, expertise and
infectious enthusiasm we have come to expect from Glancey. Unlike
the politicians and the MoD, this man knows what he is doing. --
Patrick Bishop * Daily Telegraph *
Takes you on a vivid tour through the history of the aircraft and the men and women who created and flew it. * Daily Express *