This is a partial bibliography of secondary sources for my thesis, which will be added to on an ad hoc basis. At the moment it’s based on the reading I did for my literature review, which was submitted at the beginning of 2010.
Banks, F. (1978): I Kept no Diary : 60 Years with Marine Diesels, Automobile and Aero Engines (Shrewsbury: Airlife Publications)
Brown, J. K. (2000) “Design plans, working drawings, national styles: engineering practice in Great Britain and the United States, 1775-1945” Technology and Culture, 41(2), 195-238.
Bud, R (1998) “Penicillin and the new Elizabethans,” The British Journal for the History of Science 31(3), 305-333.
Bulman, G.P. & Neale, M.C. (2002): An Account of Partnership: Industry, Government and the Aero Engine (Derby: Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust)
Buxton, N.K. and Aldcroft, D.H. (eds.) (1979) British industry between the wars: instability and industrial development 1919-1939 (London: Scolar Press)
Byatt, I.C.R. (1979) The British Electrical Industry, 1875-1914: The Economic Returns of a New Technology (Oxford: OUP)
Constant, E.W. (1980) The origins of the turbojet revolution (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins)
Constant, H. (1945): “The Early History of the Axial Type of Gas Turbine Engine,” Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers 153, 411-426.
Cooper, T. (2003) The Science-Industry Relationship: the case of Electrical Engineering in Manchester, 1914-1960 (Unpublished PhD Thesis) (Manchester: University of Manchester)
Dawson, V.P. (1991) Engines and Innovation: Lewis Laboratory and American Propulsion Technology (Washington DC: NASA)
Dennis, R. (1999): Farnborough’s Jets: An Account of Early Jet Engine Research at the Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough and at Pyestock (Fleet: Footmark)
Dummelow, J. (1949) 1899-1949 (Manchester: Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co.)
Edgerton, D. (1991): England and the Aeroplane : an Essay on a Militant and Technological nation (Basingstoke: Macmillan)
Edgerton, D. (2006): Warfare State: Britain, 1920-1970 (Cambridge:CUP)
Edgerton, D. and Horrocks, S. (1994) “British Industrial Research and Development before 1945”, Economic History Review 47, 213-238.
Engel, J.A. (2007) Cold War at 30000 Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press)
Fearon, P. (1974): “The British Airframe Industry and the State, 1918-35,” Economic History Review, 27(2), 236-51.
Fearon, P. (1978): “The Vicissitudes of a British Aircraft Company: Handley Page Ltd. Between the Wars,” Business History, 20(1), 63-86.
Ferris, J.R. (1989): The Evolution of British Strategic Policy, 1919-26 (Basingstoke: Macmillan)
Ferris, J.R. (1999): “Fighter Defence before Fighter Command: The Rise of Strategic Air Defence in Great Britain, 1917-1934,” The Journal of Military History 63(4), 845-884.
Gordon, G.A.H. (1988) British Seapower and Procurement between the Wars: A Reappraisal of Rearmament (London: Macmillan)
Grierson, J.(1946) Jet Flight (London: Sampson, Low)
Hannah, L.(1979) Electricity Before Nationalisation: A Study of the Development of the Electricity Supply Industry in Britain to 1948 (London: Macmillan)
Hayward, K. (1983) Government and British Civil Aerospace: A Case Study in Post-war Technology (Manchester: Manchester University Press)
Hayward, K. (1989) The British Aircraft Industry (Manchester: Manchester University Press)
Hornby, W. (1958) Factories and Plant (London: HMSO)
Hughes, T.P. (1983) Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins)
Lund, E. (1998): “The industrial history of strategy: Re-evaluating the Wartime Record of the British Aviation Industry,” Journal of Military History, 62(1), 75-99.
Marriott, O. and Jones, R. (1970) Anatomy of a Merger: A History of G.E.C., A.E.I. and English Electric (London: Jonathan Cape)
Morrell, G.W. (1995) Britain confronts the Stalin revolution: Anglo-Soviet relations and the Metro-Vickers’s crisis (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press)
MacKenzie, D. (1990): Inventing Accuracy: A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance (Cambridge MA: MIT Press)
Murray, W.R. and Millet, A.R. (1998) Military Innovation in the Interwar Period (Cambridge: Cambridge UP)
Nahum, A. (1997): “Two-Stroke or Turbine? The Aeronautical Research Committee and British Aero Engine Development in World War II,” Technology and Culture 38(2), 312-354.
Nahum, A. (2004): Frank Whittle: Invention of the Jet (Cambridge: Icon)
Niblett, C.A. (1980): Images of Progress: Three Episodes in the Development of Research Policy in the UK Electrical Engineering Industry (Unpublished PhD Thesis) (Manchester: University of Manchester)
Nichelson, B.J. (1988) Early Jet Engines and the Transition form Centrifugal to Axial Compressors: A Case Study in Technological Change (Unpublished PhD Thesis) (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota)
Peden, G.C. (1979) British Rearmament and the Treasury, 1932-1939 (Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press)
Peden, G.C. (2007) Arms, Economics, and British Strategy: From Dreadnoughts oot Hydrogen Bombs (Cambridge: CUP)
Pinch T.J., and Bijker W.E. (1987) “The Social Construction of Facts and Artifacts: Or How the Sociology of Science and the Sociology of Technology Might Benefit Each Other,” in Bijker W.E., Hughes T.P., and Pinch T. J. The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press), 17-50.
Postan, M.M. (1952): British War Production (London: HMSO)
Postan, M.M., Hay, D. and Scott, J.D. (1964): Design and Development of Weapons: Studies in Government and Industrial Organisation (London: HMSO)
Price-Hughes, H.A. (ed.) (1946): B.T.H. Reminiscences: Sixty Years of Progress (Rugby: The British Thomson-Houston Co. Ltd.)
Reich, L.S. (1992): “Lighting the Path to Profit: GE’s Control of the Electric Lamp Industry, 1892-1941,” The Business History Review 66(2), 305-334.
Ritchie, S. (1997): Industry and Air Power: The Expansion of British Aircraft Production, 1935-1941 (London: Frank Cass)
Rowlinson, F. (ed.) (1947) Contribution to victory: an account of some of the special work of the Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company Limited in the Second World War (Manchester: Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co.)
Sanderson, M. (1972) “Research and the Firm in British Industry, 1919-39” Science Studies 2(2), 107-151.
Schatzberg, E. (1998) Wings of Wood, Wings of Metal: Culture and Technical Choice in American Airplane Materials, 1914–1945 (Princeton: Princeton UP)
Schlaifer, R., and Heron, S.D. (1950): Development of Aircraft Engines and Fuels (Cambridge MA: Harvard Business School)
Scranton, P. (2006) “Technology-Led Innovation: The Non-Linearity of US Jet Propulsion Development,” History and Technology 22(4), 337-367.
Shay, R.P (1977) British Rearmament in the Thirties: Politics and Profits (Princeton: Princeton UP)
Sinnott, C. (2001): The RAF and Aircraft Design, 1923-1939: Air Staff Operational Requirements (London: Frank Cass)
Smith, D.M. (1947) “The Development of an Axial Flow Gas Turbine for Jet Propulsion,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers 157, 471-482.
Smith, G.E. and Mindell, D.A. (2000) “The Emergence of the Turbofan Engine,” in Galison, P. and Roland, A. (eds.) Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century (Archimedes New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Volume 3) (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers), 107-56.
Vincenti, W.G. (1990) What Engineers Know and How they Know It: Analytical Studies from Aeronautical History (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins)
Walker, G.(1958) “The Organisation of Associated Electrical Industries,” in Edwards, R.S. and Townsend, H., Business enterprise, its growth and organisation (London: Macmillan), 303-316.
Whittle, F. (1945): “The Early History of the Whittle Jet Propulsion Gas Turbine,” Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers 152, 419-435.
Wilson, J.F. (1995) British business history, 1720-1994 (Manchester: Manchester University Press)
Wilson, J.F, (2000) Ferranti: A History (Lancaster: Carnegie)
Young, J.O. (1999) “Riding England’s Coattails: The U.S. Army Air Forces and the Turbojet Revolution,” in Launius, R.D. (ed.) Innovation and the Development of Flight. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press), 263-298.