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Author Hampton, Dan, author.

Title Chasing the demon : a secret history of the quest for the sound barrier, and the band of American aces who conquered it / Dan Hampton.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]


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 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  629.132 HAM    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  629.132 HAMPTON    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  629.132 HAMPTON    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  629.132 HAMPTON    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  629.1309 HAMP    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 331 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-313) and index.
Contents Part I: Origins. Flying monks to mud ducks ; The cauldron -- Part II: Into the fire. The next leap ; The crucible ; Wonder ; The brave -- Part III: Hunting the demon. World War to Cold War ; The final stage ; The demon -- Epilogue: Ripples.
Summary Describes the post-World War II efforts by the American military to develop a new type of aircraft that could break the sound barrier, revealing the hazards that emerged during test flights and the bravery of the men who made aviation history in pursuit of this goal.
Subject Aerodynamics, Supersonic -- Research -- United States.
High-speed aeronautics -- Research -- United States.
Transportation -- Aviation -- History.
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Aerodynamics.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers.
Aerodynamics, Supersonic -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00798228
High-speed aeronautics -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00956541
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9780062688729 (hardback)
0062688723 (hardback)
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