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.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: The Crowood Press UK (January 4, 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1853102857
- ISBN-13: 978-1853102851
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces