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Aviation

  • Flight Commandby John Oddie

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 22.72

    By turns heart-warming and poignant, the story of an Australian farm boy who carved a military career encompassing service in two international wars. more...

  • Junkers Ju 87 Stukaby Mike Guardia

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    In the opening days of Nazi Germany's Blitzkrieg campaigns, few aircraft could invoke as much terror as the Junkers Ju 87. Nicknamed the "Stuka" (an abbreviation of Sturzkampfflugzeug - the German term for "dive-bomber"), the Ju 87 was perhaps the most feared tactical bomber of the ETO. With its fixed landing gear and inverted gull wings, the Stuka... more...

  • P-38 Lightning Aces 1942-43by John Stanaway

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    The first P-38s became operational with the 1st Fighter Group in April 1941, and the initial combat deployments were made in Alaska, the Southwest Pacific and North Africa during the latter part of 1942. Photographic reconnaissance versions of the P-38 were in action even sooner when F-4 (P-38E) models were rushed to frontline units a few months after... 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...

  • European Air Powerby John Andreas Olsen

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 34.95

    European Air Power examines the current state of eight separate European air forces and their prospective air power capabilities in a manner that will appeal to a wide audience of air force enthusiasts. Included are perspectives from independent air power experts reviewing the air forces of France, Germany, Turkey, and Great Britain as well as from... more...

  • Measuring Military Powerby Joshua M. Epstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    Joshua M. Epstein argues that prevailing assumptions about the East- West balance of power rest on erroneous measures of military strength. He develops a method for analyzing military capabilities and applies that general procedure to the Soviet tactical air threat to NATO. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest... more...

  • Kokoda Air Strikesby Anthony Cooper

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 24.99

    The author of the bestselling Darwin Spitfires casts a forensic eye over the role that Allied air forces played - or failed to play - in crucial World War II campaigns in New Guinea.This is the story of the early battles of the South West Pacific theatre - the Coral Sea, Kokoda, Milne Bay, Guadalcanal - presented as a single air campaign that began... more...

  • The Next War in the Airby Brett Holman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    In the early twentieth century, the technology of flight changed warfare. Writers argued that the main strategic risk to Britain was the possibility of a sudden, destructive aerial bombardment of Britain’s cities. For the first time, The Next War in the Air draws on archival documents and publications from 1908-1941 to reconstruct the concept... more...

  • A Short History of the First World Warby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 8.47

    A Short History of the First World War tells the story of this cataclysmic event. It begins by describing the background to war, the international rivalries and conflicts of the previous decades that led to the nations of Europe forming virtual armed camps, the relentless build-up of military and naval hardware that characterized the early years of... more...