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Book Review.

Vertical Take-Off--The Inside Story of British Aerospace's Comeback From Crisis to World Class, by Sir Richard Evans and Colin Price.

Published by Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 36 John St., London WC1N 2AT, England, telephone +44 171 430 0224, fax +44 171 404 8311. Hardback, price [pounds]18, $25.

While everybody in the worldwide aviation industry knew that British Aerospace was in serious financial trouble in 1991-92, it has taken this book written by then-CEO, now-Chairman Sir Richard Evans and published seven years after the crisis to indicate how very close Britain's biggest industrial producer came to the unthinkable--going out of business.

Dick Evans tells it like it was, warts and all. …

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