Skunk Works is a personal memoir of Ben Rich, the former CEO of Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works division. The book covers Rich’s years as head of the secretive skunk works, where he was responsible for developing some of America’s most famous aircraft, including the U-2 spy plane and F-117 stealth fighter.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people with an interest in science and engineering, as it provides a detailed behind-the-scenes look at the development of some of America’s most famous aircraft.
- Rich has a lot of interesting stories and anecdotes to share
- The book offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of America’s secretive skunk works program
- It provides an interesting perspective on the history of aviation
- The book is difficult to find
- It is expensive
- There are not many copies available
Learn more about the author
Ben Rich was the CEO of Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works division for over 20 years, during which time he oversaw the development of some of America’s most famous aircraft, including the U-2 spy plane and F-117 stealth fighter. After his retirement from Lockheed Martin in 1995, Rich wrote Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed, a book that covers his years as head of the secretive skunk works.
“A fascinating, insiders look at the development of some of the most advanced aircraft in history. Ben Rich was a true pioneer in aerospace engineering and his insights provide great perspective on how to succeed in this highly competitive field.”
“A fascinating, insiders look at the development of some of America’s most famous aircraft.”
“Ben Rich’s Skunk Works is a compelling and fascinating read about one of the most secretive and important aerospace companies in American history. Ben was an exceptional leader who Radically changed how Lockheed Martin does business, transforming it into the world-class engineering powerhouse that it is today. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in aviation or high-tech innovation.”
“If you are interested in aviation history, engineering, or just a good memoir, I highly recommend this book.”