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Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States

Hermione Giffard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388595
eISBN:
9780226388625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388625.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Making jet engines sets out a new account of the central features of invention in the twentieth-century. It shows the consequences of the proposed model by giving a radically new history of the jet ... More


Introduction

Hermione Giffard

in Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388595
eISBN:
9780226388625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388625.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introduction sets out the arguments of the book. The book urges us to change how we write stories about making new machines by throwing out many of the assumptions that we approach stories of ... More


Turbojet Production during World War II

Hermione Giffard

in Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388595
eISBN:
9780226388625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388625.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter tells the story of the production of the world’s first jet engines in Britain, Germany and the United States. It changes our understanding of the place of the jet engine in all three ... More


The Construction of a Hero

Hermione Giffard

in Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388595
eISBN:
9780226388625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388625.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter offers a historical exploration of the origins and perpetuation of the heroic inventor narrative associated with Frank Whittle and later Hans von Ohain. The chapter begins by showing ... More


The Jet Engine and Innovation

Hermione Giffard

in Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388595
eISBN:
9780226388625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388625.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The conclusion reiterates the book’s arguments about how we should write stories of invention. We need a better understanding of how the old facilitates the new and thus shapes it. The conclusion ... More


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