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A new and boldly original history of the iconic aircraft, by the bestselling author of Spitfire: The Biography and Harrier.

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Jonathan Glancey is well known as the former architecture and design correspondent of the Guardian and Independent newspapers. He is also a steam locomotive enthusiast and pilot. A frequent broadcaster, his books include Harrier, Giants of Steam, the bestselling Spitfire: The Biography, Nagaland: A Journey to India's Forgotten Frontier, Tornado: 21st Century Steam, The Story of Architecture, The Train: An Illustrated History.

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A thoughtful hymn to a great symbol of the analogue age... Concorde will be the standard long read on the subject for a good few years * The Times *
What Jonathan Glancey likes about Concorde could probably fill several books... His history of the Anglo-French supersonic airliner is nevertheless engaging, tracing the arc of Concorde's rise in the 1970s, an unlikely triumph of engineering and international co-operation, through to its decommissioning in 2003... This is an enthusiast's book, but a good one. * Financial Times *
Jonathan Glancey is eminently qualified to write a history of Concorde... He fully appreciates the aesthetics and science of aeronautical engineering, and the lucidity of his prose makes his complex subject clearly comprehensible * Spectator *
How welcome it is to see a specialist book from someone who can write... What might appear to be yet another book on this widely exposed aircraft is actually one very much worth reading. * Pilot *

Glancey skilfully tells the tale of a plane forged from a great trans-national alliance, and how it eventually fell
from sky, taking with it - perhaps temporarily - the dream of a world shrunk small by the sheer force of technology.

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Excellent... Glancey has a gift for explaining complex issues... he also sprinkles the text with vivid phrases. -- Leo McKinstry * Literary Review *

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