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  • The Bombing Warby Richard Overy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.65

    The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy The use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically fought a 'moral' war. For Britain, bombing... more...

  • Tomorrow's Air Forceby Jeffrey J. Smith

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Looking ahead to future airpower requirements, this engaging and ground-breaking book on the history and future of American combat airpower argues that the USAF must adapt to the changes that confront it or risk decline into irrelevance. To provide decision makers with the necessary analytical tools, Jeffrey J. Smith uses organizational modeling to... more...

  • The Unsubstantial Airby Samuel Hynes

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming a pilot and flying in combat over the Western Front, told through the words and voices of the aviators themselves. A World War II pilot... more...

  • Patton's Air Forceby David N. Spires

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95

    From the time the Third Army became operational on August 1, 1944, until the guns fell silent on May 8, 1945, Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's troops covered more ground and took more enemy prisoners than any other Allied army in northwest Europe. Brig. Gen. Otto P. Weyland's XIX Tactical Air Command (TAC) provided air support every step of the way. Their... more...

  • To Fill the Skies with Pilotsby Dominick A. Pisano

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 24.95

    Launched in 1939, the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was one of the largest government-sponsored vocational education programs of its time. In To Fill the Skies with Pilots, Dominick A. Pisano explores the successes and failures of the program, from its conception as a hybrid civilian-military mandate in peacetime, through the war years, and... more...

  • From Auster to Apacheby Guy Warner

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 30.00

    This is the 70th Anniversary year of 656 Squadron, which first formed on 31st December 1942. Over the intervening years the Squadron has served with great distinction in India, Burma, Java, Malaya, Borneo, Hong Kong, the UK, the Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Kosovo and, most recently, in Afghanistan. This is 656’s story, told in full and for the first... more...

  • To Hanoi and Backby Wayne Thompson; Richard P. Hallion

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 29.95

    After nearly eighteen months of the largely unsuccessful bombing campaign called Operation Rolling Thunder, the US Air Force began to look for ways to overcome technological, geographical, and political challenges in North Vietnam and use limited air power more effectively. In 1972 the two Linebacker campaigns joined with other air operations to make... more...

  • Hornetby Orr Kelly

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    The fascinating true story of the controversial development and deployment of the supersonic fighter jet that changed aerial warfare forever The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet was born in 1978, a state-of-the-art supersonic fighter and attack aircraft with a top speed of Mach 1.8, more than one thousand miles per hour. It was versatile, fast,... more...

  • Hell's Highwayby George Koskimaki

    Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    Hell?s Highway is a history, most of which has never before been written. It is adventure recorded by those who lived it and put into context by an author who was also there. It is human drama on an enormous scale, told through the personal stories of 612 contributors of written and oral accounts of the Screaming Eagles? part in the attempt to liberate... more...

  • Air Warfare in the Missile Ageby Lon O. Nordeen

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 24.95

    Lon O. Nordeen has completely updated his 1985 chronicle of military aviation?s evolving role in warfare, now covering the major conflicts of the past four decades. He presents the historical and political background of each conflict and includes in-depth discussions of the aircraft, weapons, tactics, training, new systems, and other factors that influenced... more...