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  • A Dawn Like Thunderby Robert J. Mrazek

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    One of the great untold stories of World War II finally comes to light in this thrilling account of Torpedo Squadron Eight and their heroic efforts in helping an outmatched U.S. fleet win critical victories at Midway and Guadalcanal. These 35 American men--many flying outmoded aircraft--changed the course of history, going on to become the war's most... more...

  • Limits of Air Powerby Mark Clodfelter

    Free Press 1989; US$ 32.95

    The Limits of Air Power analyzes the American bombing campaigns in Vietnam and shows why the use of air power, so effective in previous wars, proved unsuccessful in a limited war. Major Mark Clodfelter, a military historian, assesses the American use of air power from World War II through the Vietnam War, and shows how its effectiveness declined... more...

  • Basher Five-Twoby Scott O'Grady

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 6.99

    U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady was shot down in his F-16 over Bosnia while helping to keep the peace. The plane exploded, and Captain O'Grady fell 5 miles to the ground below. In exciting detail, Captain O'Grady tells how he evaded capture and how, with little water and no food, he was able to survive on his own in enemy territory. This... more...

  • Tail-End Charliesby John Nichol; Tony Rennell

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    Night after night they stifled their fears and flew through flak and packs of enemy fighters to drop the bombs that would demolish the Third Reich. The airmen of the United States 8th Army Air ForceAmerican and British Bomber Command were among the greatest heroes of the Second World War, defying Hitler in the darkest early days of the war and taking... more...

  • Apache Dawnby Damien Lewis

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    The Apache attack helicopter is one of the world?s most awesome weapons systems. Deployed for the first time in Afghanistan, it has already passed into legend. The only thing more incredible than the Apache itself are the pilots who fly her. For the first time, Apache Dawn tells their story?and their baptism of fire in the unforgiving battle... more...

  • Black Aces Highby Robert K. Wilcox

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    A riveting account of a modern fighter squadron at war and the exploits, triumphs, and traumas of its pilots. The Black Aces. Their courage, ferocity, and instincts made them legendary in military aviation. Flying F-14 Tomcats, they played as much a part in recent US operations in Kosovo as did any air squadron in the theater, air force or navy,... more...

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehiclesby Steven Zaloga; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the most dynamic field of aerospace technology, and potentially the harbingers of new aviation technology and tactics. They have only emerged from the shadows in recent years, but in fact have been in use for decades. After some limited use in World War II, UAVs began to emerge as a substitute for manned reconnaissance... more...

  • M551 Sheridanby Steven Zaloga; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    One of the weaknesses of airmobile forces has always been their vulnerability to enemy armor. Since the 1940s, there have been numerous schemes to field light tanks that could be deployed by parachute or other methods to reinforce paratroopers and other airmobile forces. This book tells the story of the US experience with airmobile tanks, starting... more...

  • Hell Above Earthby Stephen Frater

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    ?The riveting true story of a World War II bomber pilot and the co-pilot who received orders to kill him?After the twists and turns in Goering's many missions, Frater finishes with a stunning revelation?the author delivers an exciting read full of little-known facts about the war. A WWII thrill ride.? ?Kirkus Reviews   An unforgettable and... more...

  • Immediate Responseby Mark Hammond

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    2006 in Helmand saw British forces engaged in the most ferocious fighting since the Korean War. For much of the time they were hanging on by their fingertips, holed up in remote platoon houses, outnumbered, facing relentless assault and nearly overwhelmed. Only the Chinooks kept them in the game. But that meant their crews putting down in hot LZs,... more...