Howard Hughes

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Published:May 15, 2016
By George J. Marrett (Author)

George J. Marrett, a former test pilot for aviator Howard Hughes, separates fact from fiction to tell the inside story of the genius who set flight speed records in the 1930s and went on to develop some of America’s most famous aircraft and weapons. The author draws on his wealth of experiences and those of other Hughes confidants to take readers inside Hughes’s complex and clandestine world. Marrett integrates stories of Hughes the ace pilot with Hughes the designer and businessman who became America’s first billionaire.

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Product Details
  • Paperback : 264 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (May 15, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1682470369
  • ISBN-13: 9781682470367
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 12.51 oz
  • “A masterful study of one of aviation’s most enigmatic, mysterious, and fascinating figures. Thoroughly researched, cogent, and written in a vivid style, George Marrett’s book is an extraordinary accomplishment, a must for anyone interested in Hughes and his remarkable contributions to aviation technology and air transport.”— Dr. Richard P. Hallion former Lindbergh Professor of Aerospace History, Smithsonian Institution
  • “Very engrossing, informative, and well written . . . covers all aviation related aspects of this outstanding but erratic flier’s fascinating and ultimately tragic life.”—Donald S. Lopez, Deputy Director, National Air and Space Museum

George J. Marrett is the author of three other books on aviation, including Howard Hughes and Contrails over the Mojave. He lives in Atascadero, CA.

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