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Making Jet Engines in World War IIBritain, Germany, and the United States$
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Hermione Giffard

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226388595

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226388625.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Making Jet Engines in World War II

Hermione Giffard

University of Chicago Press

The introduction sets out the arguments of the book. The book urges us to change how we write stories about making new machines by throwing out many of the assumptions that we approach stories of technical change with. We need to better understand how existing things give rise to and shape new things, and how industry is essential to the national capacity to make new machines. The case of the jet engine shows that these changes are necessary because they transform our understanding of technical change. The introduction sets up the way that the book will approach the early history of the jet engine, in contrast to existing accounts, by looking at unfamiliar places and by considering production, development and invention at the same time.

Keywords:   turbojet, technical change, invention, jet engine

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