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Roaring Thunder

(2006)
(The first book in the The Jet Age Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
The story of the jet age of aviation revolves around remarkable geniuses--including Sir Frank Whittle, the British inventor of the jet engine; Hans von Ohain, a German jet engine designer who comes to work for the U.S.; famed aeronautical engineer Kelly Johnson; the daring test pilot Tex Johnston, and many more--brilliant men who conceived these early extraordinary airplanes and had the courage to fly them to new horizons.

Roaring Thunder blends real life adventures of the industry giants with the fictional Vance Shannon and his aviation family. Shannon, a prototypical American test pilot, sees and guides the birth of American jet aviation, while his sons, Tom and Harry fly the new jets in combat. Their aviation careers are blessed by their skill and courage, and they help usher in the greatest advance in aviation history with the birth of the jet transport. The Shannons serve as counterparts to the real-life heroes, creating continuity and explaining the intricacies, successes, and setbacks of a brand new industry.

The dramatic, totally accurate story of the beginning of the jet age is presented against a background of personalities, real and fictional who bring the story to life, and represent the first stage in the first ever fiction trilogy about the history of the aerospace industry.

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Hardback Editions

January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roaring Thunder: A Novel of the Jet Age (Novels of the Jet Age)
Author(s): Walter J Boyne
ISBN: 0-7653-0843-6 / 978-0-7653-0843-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Roaring Thunder: A Novel of the Jet Age (Novels of the Jet Age)
Author(s): Walter J Boyne
ISBN: 0-7653-4746-6 / 978-0-7653-4746-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Roaring Thunder: A Novel of the Jet Age (Novels of the Jet Age)
Author(s): Walter J Boyne
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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