So Many Worlds: Invention, Management, Philosophy, and Risk in the Life of Leroy Hill

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As a gifted Berkeley engineering graduate in the late teens, Hill succeeded in reengineering the famous "Liberty Engine" of World War I to fit into the legendary bomber DH-4, or "Flying Coffin." In the late 1920s his passion for aviation brought him to a new marketplace as twelve-year president of Air Associates - the remarkable catalog vendor of everything from plane parts and repairs to the whole aircraft. During World War II, he founded his own company, manufacturing and distributing all the hose-clamps for the popular P ...

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