Nevil Shute was a pioneer in the world of flying long before he became a novelist. This autobiography tells of his life as an engineer and of the extraordinary competition that developed between government and private enterprise in the construction of the airship R100 and the ill-fated R101.Nevil Shute was a pioneer in the world of flying long before he became a novelist. This autobiography tells of his life as an engineer and of the extraordinary competition that developed between government and private enterprise in the construction of the airship R100 and the ill-fated R101.Read Less
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In his autobiography Nevil gives his side of the story of the antipathy, ignorance and arrogance of the Air Ministry designing a fault ridden dirigible which crashed with loss of life, whilst a superior unit made by experts in the industry was extremely successful. Yet because of the Ministry's incompetence the whole project was unnecessarily cancelled. I would like to think that things have changed for the better, but....................
Mar 5, 2009
Evil exist, thank God that some resist
Nevil can really make you feel like you are living in another time. The details take you into a three dimensional experience. I too work in the engineering field. It is too bad that the world will not listen to us, we could solve most of the worlds problems food, housing, energy. We just can't stop the evil only ameliorate it. It is not true that no good ever comes from war, in point of fact every halt in the progress of evil came from the application of war
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