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The biography of Frank Whittle – RAF pilot, mathematician of genius, inventor of the jet engine and British hero.

About the Author

Duncan Campbell-Smith is a former Financial Times and Economist journalist whose career has also included working in the City, consulting with McKinsey & Co and a short stint in the world of corporate communications. His previous books include Struggle for Take-Off, A History of British Airways (1986). He won the Wadsworth Business History Prize for his authorised history of the Royal Mail, Masters of the Post (2011).

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Wonderful at evoking Whittle's extraordinary creative ideas, his mathematical ability, his charm, the support he received, his lack of political nous, as well as the sometimes appalling treatment he received
*David Edgerton, TLS*

A fascinating account
*Aeroplane Monthly*

A long overdue corrective account of an extraordinary man
*James Hamilton-Paterson*

Casts new light on the intense, heroic character of Frank Whittle and his revolutionary invention
*Leo McKinstry*

There's much to ponder in this biography of a stoic and overlooked British hero
*Choice Magazine*

A fine, deeply researched book... [It] does great credit to a true aviation pioneer'
*Military History*

The author has done a first rate job in illuminating the struggles of this engineering icon in such a gripping manner. That he has made such good use of Whittle's notes and diaries is evident and adds so much to the book. As such, I expect it will become an historical document of some importance... This book is highly commended to all those with an interest in aviation, be they aircraft or engineering enthusiasts'
*Pennant*

An important and stimulating addition to the literature and highly recommended
*The Aviation Historian*

[A] thorough dissection of the evolution of the jet engine. Campbell-Smith has climbed every mountain of paper records unearthing the numerous political and technical hurdles from primary sources... I recommend this mighty tome unreservedly
*Journal of Aeronautical History*

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