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For curiosity seekers of aerospace and structural science, how did it all start?

Here is the story of a forgotten stress engineer whose philosophy, calculations, and outspoken opinions saved many lives. Greatest Generation story lovers, World War II hounds, and family members caring for aging parents think of Mister B as a national treasure.

When a relative inserts herself into the physicist's personal space, the old man decides to teach his new helper some life lessons of his own, specifically that his newest design is to live forever.

A real-time memoir with a caregiver, Mr. B causes unsuspecting listeners to become mindful of things that matter in many shades of life. As this materials analyst steps into a stress manufacturing field, his story encompasses his part in WWII and the cold war race to the moon against Russian flights. Joseph Byk stress tests reconnaissance planes and helped to design structural aspects of the space shuttle Gemini, the first moon landing gear, and the beginnings of Google Earth.

©2016 Capture Books Laura Bartnick (P)2017 Capture Books Laura Bartnick

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