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- 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$ 8.99
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...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 7.99
RAF Southend focuses in diary-type format on the airport between October 1940 and August 1944, from when it became a fighter station in its own right, to it becoming an armament practice camp later in the war. It describes the manning and maintenance of the forward fighter station, often under attack, and follows the varying fortunes of the staff and... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.99
Many books have been written about pilots of the Royal Flying Corps but the men on the ground, who kept the planes in the air and the guns firing, have been sadly neglected - and yet their role was a vital one. This truly remarkable book, the production of which must have seemed an impossible task, has more than remedied the situation. The authors... more...
- Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 23.95
Albert Balls individuality and his insistence on fighting alone set him apart from other fighter pilots during World War One. His invincible courage and utter determination made him a legend not only in Britain but also amongst his enemies, to whom the sight of his lone Nieuport Scout brought fear. In 1914 he enlisted in the British army with... more...