This new Owner’s Workshop Manual provides a unique insight into the 747 story, a story which has yet to complete because the 747-8 was a major redesign in 2005 that adopted technology from the 787. The familiar series approach in this Manual makes full use of colour throughout to display some outstanding photographs and drawings. In this particular book, the “Owners’ Workshop Manual” sub-title may be unfortunate because it could put off some readers who avoid technology but would be fascinated to read the story of an airliner which is instantly recognizable around the world. This is an excellent book that is highly recommended to technical and non-technical readers. So many lives have been touched by the Boeing 747 that this deserves to be a very widely read book. The author is an experienced 747 pilot and his writing style will embrace a wide readership.