Bourne End, 1st ed., 1987. 220 pp., numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Based on company archives and records, as well as the recollections of many former Miles employees, this is the full and authoritative account of the meteoric rise of one of Britain's best aircraft manufacturers, its wartime successes and experiments and its unexpected financial collapse. The story continues with how Adwest Group, a dominant and progressive world force in many fields of engineering, rose from the ashes of Miles Aircraft. Illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, this book provides a social panorama of a past era, as well as the comprehensive history of an aircraft manufacturer, set within the context of the development of Woodley Aerodrome. Very Scarce.