Since Hero: A Mechanic's History of the Age of Power

A general-interest history of the development of power technology over the last two thousand years. Steam engines, internal combustion engines, nuclear power, and more are described and simplified for the reader's understanding and enjoyment. The author is a professional mechanic who has worked on everything from humble lawn mower engines to multi-million dollar gas turbines. More

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About Bruce Abbott

I was born and raised in the little town of Eastbrook, in downeast Maine in 1952. We lived on a subsistence farm and raised chickens and pigs, grew a garden, cut firewood, and generally supported ourselves. My dad was a mechanic, and the first in the area to attend the Lincoln mechanics school in Boston before World War Two. I've been a mechanic for over 40 years; if it burns a petroleum product I have probably worked on it.

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