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Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed Audio CD – July 14, 2015

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''A top-flight aerospace engineer's engrossing reminiscences of an eventful career in the service of the CIA and US military at the height of the Cold War . . . An insider's accessible, informative take on what's needed to get futuristic hardware to contemporary flight lines and launching pads.'' --Kirkus Reviews

''After four decades steeped in secrecy, the fascinating accomplishments and inner workings of the legendary 'Skunk Works' finally have been revealed.'' --Seattle Times

''Dynamite -- the true story of one of America's crown jewels!'' --Tom Clancy, New York Times bestselling author

''Entertaining . . . This is a significant book for those interested in aerospace research and development.'' --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Ben R. Rich (1925-1995) headed the Skunk Works from 1975 until he retired in 1991.

Leo Janos is the coauthor of Yeager, the acclaimed bestselling autobiography of test pilot Chuck Yeager.


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5.0 out of 5 stars preventing Cold war getting Hot
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