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Formac Lorimer Books Fall 2011 Trade

The Avro Arrow: A Picture History
By (author): Lawrence Miller
Lawrence Miller


Amazing Stories



Product Form:


Form detail:

Mass market
Paperback , Mass market


General Trade
Oct 01, 2011
$9.95 CAD


216 x 140 x 13 mm | 260 gr

Page Count:

128 pages
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Amazing Stories
HISTORY / Military / Aviation
One of the Year's Best -- Resource Links 2012, Commended
When the magnificent new Avro Arrow fighter jet thundered into the sky over Malton, Ontario on a cold March morning in 1958, Canada?s aviation scientists, designers, and pilots were the best in the world. Less than a year later the Arrow project was dead. What happened? The story of the Avro Arrow, Canada?s magnificent and doomed fighter plane, has been told, retold and analyzed so often it is fading into myth. It is shocking that the best interceptor in the world in the 1950s never went into service. Five Arrows were flying and the sixth would certainly set the world speed record, yet Canadian authorities ordered every one destroyed. This book, which tells the story using 100+ historical photos, brings the airplane and the people who made it ? and killed it ? back to life. Every step of the Arrow?s development was recorded in photographs. This book brings 100+ of these images together, to tell the story in picture form.

LAWRENCE MILLER put himself through McMaster University on scholarships and summer jobs as a newspaper reporter (Brantford Expositor, Toronto Star), finishing with an MA in English literature. He went on to work in the graphic arts industry. He is a Transport Canada licenced glider pilot, for several years holding (and using) a Flight Instructor Rating?Glider. This is his first book.

"This book would be of interest to students who are interested in aviation, the Cold War or Canadian inventions. All students will be supported in their understanding by the over one hundred pictures found in this book....highly recommended for school and public library collections." Rated E, excellent - Sarah Nelson, Resource Links

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