The Jet Age
By Robert Jackson
The story of aviation since 1945 is one of human endeavour and courage in the face of terrifying odds.
As the sound barrier was broken, mankind stood on the brink of a new era of speed, but the pioneers of the new technology also faced terrible danger. In the pursuit of new heights and speeds, countless men lost their lives. Robert Jackson tells their fascinating, moving, and often inspiring stories. From the battle to intercept the Starfighter fighter-bomber that careened over Europe with a dead pilot at the controls, to the brilliant Russian airborne operation which overwhelmed Czechoslovakia in a few hours, to the astonishing near-total air supremacy achieved by Israel in the Six Day War of 1967 against superior numbers, he takes the reader on a thrilling journey through some of the most dramatic stories in aviation history.
With the telling eye for detail that comes from his own experience as a pilot, Robert Jackson is a brilliant chronicler of a dramatic era in history.
The Jet Age is a captivating exploration of the golden age of aviation.
Robert Jackson is a prolific author of military and aviation history.