They Said It Couldn't Be Done:: The Incredible Story of Bill Lear
|Rating||:||4.49 (717 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||232 Pages|
About the Author Born and raised on a farm in Indiana, Victor Boesen left the University of Missouri School of Journalism as the Great Depression settled over the land. He has written nine books, two with co-authors. . He became a reporter in Chicago and served as a correspondent in World War II
Born and raised on a farm in Indiana, Victor Boesen left the University of Missouri School of Journalism as the Great Depression settled over the land. He has written nine books, two with co-authors. He became a reporter in Chicago and served as a correspondent in World War II.
Jason Hackney said Intro. to Bill Lear. I am a pilot and I was curious to know more about the guy who designed the jet I once flew. I had known Bill Lear was quite an inventor and electronics whiz, but didn't realize to what extent. This book lays out a general foundation of Bill's early life, how he made (and lost) fortunes, and the political trouble he had with his inventions regardless of how technically superior they happened to be at the time. His story is "incredible", but the book ends prematurely in my opinion. The final chapters deal with his pursuit of a vapor engine but end abruptly without any clue as to what happened. (History has subsequently . only in america could we have the benefit of genius as his W. W. Martin I met him at Transp and he had a strong hand shake. No pussy footing about him. I have enjoyed all the informationabout him the bad as well as the good. He was a human being but very rare person.W.W.Martin. Page turner of Bill Lears life and inventions. So well documented and interesting factual delivery in story form of Lears life and genius.Inventor entrepreneur salesman and statesman extraordinarily gifted and tireless in all his pursuits.
A readable and enjoyable book, recommended for most libraries.-Steven Mayover, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Library