Shutting Down the National Dream: A V Roe and the Tragedy of the AVRO ARROW ---by Greig Stewart (signed By Jim Floyd, an AVRO Engineer )

By: Stewart, Greig with a foreword By Jan Zurakowski

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-----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with some light edge wear, spine is slightly cocked, in an attractive Good/Very Good dustjacket with some rubbing and a short closed tear, this copy has been signed and dated by Jim Floyd who worked at AVRO, FLOYD has 30 or 40 references in the book and has at least 10 to 15 pages devoted to him and his contributions to the program, 320 pages, b&w photos, ---"The Avro Arrow was Canada's pride and joy, a sophisticated piece of aviation technology that would have, had it gone beyond the prototype stage, set the world of aviation on its ear. Sadly, on February 20, 1959, PM John Diefenbaker cancelled the arrow program and had all six existing planes scrapped. Shutting Down The National Dream by Greig Stewart vividly recounts the dream of A.V. Roe Canada, Avro Aircraft and Orenda Engines that became the dream of millions. Full of charismatic personalities, the unabashed love of a nation, the determination of chief designer Jim Chamberlin and a tragic string of governmental errors, this was a dramatic story that led to heartbreak and disillusionment. In the words of Jan Zurakowski, legendary test pilot: "They can torch an aircraft but they can't destroy hope, aspiration and the majesty of the questing spirit. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Shutting Down the National Dream: A V Roe and the Tragedy of the AVRO ARROW ---by Greig Stewart (signed By Jim Floyd, an AVRO Engineer )

Author Name: Stewart, Greig with a foreword By Jan Zurakowski

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Scarborough, Ontario, Scarborough, ON: McGraw Hill Ryerson, 1988, 1st Edition, First Printing,: 1988

ISBN Number: 0075496755

ISBN Number 13: 9780075496755

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )

Jacket Condition: Good (see description)

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155039

Keywords: Avro Arrow, Shutting Down the National Dream: A V Roe and the Tragedy of the AVRO ARROW, Stewart, Greig with A foreword By Jan Zurakowski