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- Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 44.95
Two Roads to 1940 is a comparative study of the French and British air arms, from 1918 to 10 May 1940. Higham seeks the answer to the question ?Why was the Armée de l?Air defeated in June 1940 whereas the Royal Air Force won the Battle Over Britain in September?? To reach a conclusion, the structure, the men and matériel, the government, and the... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 39.95
Noted aviation historian Robin Higham examines the evolution of the Armée de l?Air and RAF during the interwar period. Although France and England shared a mutual enemy in Germany, the development of the air forces of in each nation shared few commonalities. Higham demonstrates that the Armée de l?Terre dominated strategic and doctrinal planning... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 123.00
World War I was the greatest cataclysm Europe had ever known, directly involving 61 million troops from 16 nations. Yet the history of the war and the reasons it started and spread so rapidly were vastly more complex than the players realized. Written by highly respected authorities, this book discusses the literature on all aspects of the war, making... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 33.00
This volume provides an introduction to the history of the Soviet armed forces from 1917 to 1991. The authors highlight the many facets of the Cold War, including the rise of the Soviet Navy after the Great Patriotic War and the collapse of the Soviet Union which marks its twentieth anniversary in 2011. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 42.00
According to Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris, "Flight has been part of the human dream for aeons, and its military application has likely been the dark side of that dream for almost as long." In the twentieth century, this dream and its dark side unfolded as the air forces of the world went to war, bringing destruction and reassessment with each... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 25.00
Gaining an understanding of China's long and sometimes bloody history can help to shed light on China's ascent to global power. Many of China's imperial dynasties were established as the result of battle, from the chariot warfare of ancient times to the battles of the Guomindang (KMT) and Communist regimes of the twentieth century. China's ability... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00
From early zeppelins, to the Luftwaffe and the Enola Gay, to the unmanned aerial vehicles of today, air power has long been regarded as an invaluable instrument of war. However, nations have employed aircraft for many other purposes as well; they provide security and surveillance, and they are vital to myriad diplomatic and humanitarian efforts. Air... more...