Introducing Hudson B. Drake, author of West to East and Back Again: An Unusual Life and Time

“Dana did a fine job. I learned a lot, and I know it would be even better next time.”

Hudson Drake witnessed the birth and evolution of the aerospace world as we know it today. Documenting his first-hand account of the Aerospace Industry from the 1950’s on. Drake’s memoir provides an invaluable glimpse into a period of historical change and innovation. Peppered with personal anecdotes, his story reveals the heart of human nature with wry and touching humor. A UCLA graduate, former Navy man, White House Fellow, and dedicated company man, Drake’s experiences are many and varied as the stories he has to tell about them! He currently resides in La Jolla, California with his beloved wife, Mary.

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Book description…

Along the Road Less Traveled: Digital Technology, the White House, and Aerospace. Keeping the digitization of technology firmly in the foreground, Hudson Drake’s memoir takes us from Washington, D.C. to the avocado groves of Southern California: from electronics and aerospace manufacturing floors to the inner workings of the corporate office. This first hand perspective provides incredible insight into a lifetime of advances in aircraft avionics and space electronics. A must-read for anybody fascinated with science, technology, and the cutting-edge of human ingenuity and resourcefulness.

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