747by Wojciech Adam Koszek ⋅ Jun 4, 2016 ⋅ Menlo Park, CA
Great take on what made 747 fly and why. Technical and social challenges at Boeing, metals, structure, plane building and architecture. All of these topics are here. It get quite technical. If you have an interest in aviation industry, this book is for you.
An amazing insight into the building of the biggest passenger plane of that time. This book does a good job at explaining what building complex engineering projects are all about. One of the phrases that stuck with me was that the plane is designed so that all the parts can be serviceable and testable, and whole which are too deeply buried inside of the structure of the plane must last 20 years.