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- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 49.95
In 1948, just as the Cold War was settling into the form it would maintain for nearly half a century, major antagonists the US and the USSR began maneuvering into a series of dangerously hostile encounters. Trouble had broken out in Poland and Czechoslovakia, but it was in Germany, which had been at the heart of World Wars One and Two, that... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00
Drawing on U.S. government reports, interrogation reports of Japanese officers, ship action reports and secondary sources, this book details more than 400 kamikaze attacks performed by Japanese aircraft, manned torpedoes, suicide boats and suicide swimmers against U.S. ships during World War II. Part One focuses on the traditions, development and history... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00
Among the offensive aerial strategies employed in World War II, gun fighting was perhaps the most valuable. Strafing, which involved the extensive damage of ground, air and naval forces by pilots flying in deadly, low-altitude skies, helped the Allies to their victory. This historical text examines the role of strafing in combat, particularly during... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 15.50
A unique and enthralling anthology compiled by WWII flying ace, Laddie Lucas, Voices in the Air tells the story of the air battles of the Second World War in the voices of those who took part. Drawn largely on the writings of the combatants themselves from all sides of the conflict, this book offers a vivid and highly individual account of the great... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 30.00
From the acclaimed author of Enduring Patagonia comes a dazzling tale of aerial adventure set against the roiling backdrop of war in Asia. The incredible real-life saga of the flying band of brothers who opened the skies over China in the years leading up to World War II?and boldly safeguarded them during that conflict? China?s Wings is one of the... more...
- Dundurn 2012; US$ 11.99
This dramatic story of the rescue of eight men on a prospecting mission in the Arctic covers a period of four suspenseful months in the fall of 1929. A rescue team, headed by bush pilot Andy Cruikshank, at a time when aviation was in its infancy, encountered harrowing experiences but finally completed its mission. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 19.00
* The true adventure tales of a U.S. Air Force fighter who flew more than 400 combat hours while on duty in Vietnam * Provides a rare insider's glimpse into the world of the flying elite, detailing their education, training, emotions, and day to day experiences * Poignant, sometimes funny, brutally honest, always exciting, and an eye-opening look... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 24.00
Incorporating a wealth of new material, here is the riveting story of the bombing raids that broke the back of Nazi Germany, praised as "a well-researched, highly readable account of a B-17 combat crew's experience ... excellent." (Roger A. Freeman, author of The Mighty Eighth) more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Sir John Cotesworth Slessor (1897?1979) was one of Great Britain's most influential airmen. He played a significant role in building the World War II Anglo-American air power partnership as an air planner on the Royal Air Force Staff, the British Chiefs of Staff, and the Combined Chiefs of Staff. He coordinated allied strategy in 1940?41, helped... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 39.95
The Italian General Giulio Douhet reigns as one of the twentieth century?s foremost strategic air power theorists. As such scholars as Raymond Flugel have pointed out, Douhet?s theories were crucial at a pivotal pre-World War II Army Air Force institution, the Air Corps Tactical School. more...