Whatever Happened to the Hovercraft? (Signed copy)
Signed by John Lefeaux, author, Chief Engineer and MD of Seaspeed
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm. 130pp.
Signed and dedicated by John Lefeaux to the title page.
"This book is John Lefeaux's definitive and in depth guide to his experiences with, and the history of, one of our most unique forms of transport, the Hovercraft. It follows the early development of the craft, up to its decline in more recent years. Partially autobiographical, the book traces the author's career from joining British Rail Hovercraft Ltd (Seaspeed) as Chief Engineer, to becoming its Managing Director. His close connection to the engineering, operational and commercial challenges, faced in bringing this relatively new and undeveloped mode of transport into operation, gives a unique insight into what can only be described as a fascinating career. The wealth of knowledge and experience in the book is both informative and entertaining to both professionals and laymen."
This copy is in very good condition.