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Rockwell,The Heritage of North American - old book
« on: March 03, 2019, 07:51:46 am »
Hi,

I know this book from about 1990s,but I want if it had a Projects or not,and generally if
it was good ?.

https://stellabooks.com/books/bill-yenne/rockwell-the-heritage-of-north-america/2122890

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Re: Rockwell,The Heritage of North American - old book
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 07:33:50 pm »
I fished my copy out of the bookcase.  It has good coverage of everything produced, even if just as prototypes, but very little, if anything, about projects.  I would recommend getting Warbird Factory: North American Aviation in World War II by John M. Fredrickson as a companion volume; it covers NAA from its forerunners to the end of WW II and includes such bits as the only R2800-powered B-25 and the VB-25J especially fitted out for Gen. Eisenhower.

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Evan
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Re: Rockwell,The Heritage of North American - old book
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 04:21:05 am »
Thank you my dear Evan.

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Re: Rockwell,The Heritage of North American - old book
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 07:15:55 pm »
The book I recommended is fascinating reading.  I had not realized that a general strike at the NAA plant in Inglewood led to the US Army taking over the plant, temporarily, and settling matters.

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Re: Rockwell,The Heritage of North American - old book
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 04:28:26 am »
The book I recommended is fascinating reading.  I had not realized that a general strike at the NAA plant in Inglewood led to the US Army taking over the plant, temporarily, and settling matters.

Thank you my dear Evan,

and for the Rockwell period,what do you prefer ?.

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Re: Rockwell,The Heritage of North American - old book
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 04:36:05 am »
The book I recommended is fascinating reading.  I had not realized that a general strike at the NAA plant in Inglewood led to the US Army taking over the plant, temporarily, and settling matters.

That'd do it.  ;D
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Re: Rockwell,The Heritage of North American - old book
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2019, 07:14:48 pm »
The book I recommended is fascinating reading.  I had not realized that a general strike at the NAA plant in Inglewood led to the US Army taking over the plant, temporarily, and settling matters.

Thank you my dear Evan,

and for the Rockwell period,what do you prefer ?.
I honestly do not know of any book covering just the Rockwell period which ended when Rockwell sold all of NAA off to Boeing.  I think Bill Yenne's book will have to suffice there.

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Re: Rockwell,The Heritage of North American - old book
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2019, 05:15:40 am »
Thank you my dear Evan.