Ben Rich Writing Styles in Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed

Ben Rich
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Perspective

The perspective of Skunk Works is multi-faceted. First, the book is written entirely in the first-person, no matter who is speaking. The main narrator is Ben Rich, assistant to Kelly Johnson and ultimately the chief of operations of Lockheed's Skunk Works. Nearly the entirety of the story is told from his perspective. We read his story of how he came to work at the Skunk Works, his perspective on the major projects they worked on, and his impression of all the major characters. Further, we are more or less only introduced to his thought processes. We rarely get a peak into the 'inner lives' of the other characters. Rich's perspective is energetic, upbeat and eager to tell his story. However, he is also rather opinionated. He seems to be politically indifferent between Democrats and Republicans so long as they support Skunk Works' projects and do not interfere. He...

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