Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed

By | June 29, 2017
Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed Author Ben R. Rich
ISBN-10 0316743003
ISBN-13 9780316743006
Year 1996-02-01
Pages 372
Language English
Publisher Back Bay Books
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From the development of the U 2 to the Stealth fighter the never before told story behind America s high stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of America s most secret and successful aerospace operation As recounted by Ben Rich the operation s brilliant boss for nearly two decades the chronicle of Lockheed s legendary Skunk Works is a drama of cold war confrontations and Gulf War air combat of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds 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

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