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Slide Rule

(1954)
The Autobiography of an Engineer
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Nevil Shute best describes this autobiography in his own words: "Most of my adult life, perhaps all the worthwhile part of it, has been spent messing about with airplanes. For 30 years there was a period when airplanes would fly when you wanted them to, but there were still fresh things to be learned on every flight, a period when airplanes were small and so easily built that experiments were cheap and new designs could fly within six months of the first glimmer in the mind of the designer.

"That halcyon period started about 1910 and it was in full flower after WW I when I was a young man; it died with WW II when airplanes had grown too costly and too compli- cated for individuals to build or even to operate. I count myself lucky that that fleeting period coincided with my youth and my young manhood, and that I had a part in it."

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 1954 : UK Hardback
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Title: Slide Rule: the autobiography of an engineer
Author(s): Nevil Shute
ISBN: 0-434-69931-4 / 978-0-434-69931-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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December 1954 : USA Hardback
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Title: Slide Rule: The Autobiography of an Engineer
Author(s): Nevil Shute
ISBN: 1-889439-18-5 / 978-1-889439-18-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paper Tiger, Inc.
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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Slide Rule (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Nevil Shute
ISBN: 0-09-953017-1 / 978-0-09-953017-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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January 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Slide Rule
Author(s): Nevil Shute
ISBN: 1-84232-291-5 / 978-1-84232-291-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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September 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Slide Rule
Author(s): Nevil Shute
ISBN: 0-7493-0410-3 / 978-0-7493-0410-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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1988 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Slide Rule : The Autobiography of an Engineer
Author(s): Nevil (Norway) Shute
ISBN: 0-7736-7163-3 / 978-0-7736-7163-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: General
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June 1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: Slide Rule
Author(s): Nevil Shute
ISBN: 0-330-02251-2 / 978-0-330-02251-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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November 1972 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Slide Rule
Author(s): Nevil Shute
ISBN: 0-345-22991-6 / 978-0-345-22991-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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1966 : UK Paperback

Title: Slide Rule
Author(s): Nevil Shute
ISBN: 0-435-12098-0 / 978-0-435-12098-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann Educational - New Windmill Series
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Audio Editions

November 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Slide Rule: Autobiography of an Engineer
Author(s): Nevil Shute
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Slide Rule: Autobiography of an Engineer
Author(s): Nevil Shute
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Slide Rule
Author(s): Nevil Shute
ISBN: 1-84559-069-4 / 978-1-84559-069-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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May 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Slide Rule
Author(s): Nevil Shute
ISBN: 1-84559-150-X / 978-1-84559-150-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Slide Rule
Author(s): Nevil Shute
Publisher: Mustbe Interactive
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July 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Slide Rule (Vintage International)
Author(s): Nevil Shute
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Slide Rule (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Nevil Shute
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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