Back in print, this is the remarkable story of Roy Fedden whose brilliance both as a designer, and a team leader, meant that Britain, in the shape of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, had an extraordinary hold on the supply of aircraft aero engines between the World Wars, when the Jupiter, Mercury, Titan, Pegasus, Perseus, Hercules and Centaurus engines, in particular, ruled the air - and were to feature in many Allied WW11 aircraft. The author of this highly readable best-seller describes Fedden as one of the greatest intuitive engineers in history ....., yet in the middle of WW11, when he had just been knighted, he was effectively sacked by his employers, who had never offered him a place on their Board, despite his huge contribution to the making of the company! 353 pages full of drawings, photographs and illustrations. Paperback.