Stanley Hooker joined the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1949 and tugged a rather reluctant company into the jet age, determined to give real competition to Rolls-Royce.
So successful was he that in 1966 Rolls-Royce decided the best thing to do was to spend 63.6 million pounds and buy its rival.
By this time there was scarcely a single modern British aero-engine for which Hooker had not been responsible.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 264 pages, 70ill.
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/1991
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9781853102851