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  • Tartan Airforceby Deborah Lake

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.44

    Britain's first flying machine was trailed in Perthshire in 1907 and ever since - whether at war or in peacetime - Scotland has been in the frontline of British military aviation. In "Tartan Air Force", Deborah Lake investigates Scotland's contribution to military flying over the last hundred years. With a wealth of previously unpublished or little-known... more...

  • Billy Mitchell's War with the Navyby Thomas Wildenberg

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    In the years following WWI, the U.S. Congress was more interested in disarmament than in funding national defense. For the military services this meant lean budgets and skeleton operating forces. Billy Mitchell?s War recounts the struggle between the Army and Navy air arms for the resources needed to define and establish the role of aviation within... more...

  • Infernoby Edwin P. Hoyt

    Madison Books 2000; US$ 25.99

    Throughout the spring and summer of 1945, Major General Curtis LeMay and his squadron of B29 bombers targeted Tokyo and numerous Japanese cities with near-nightly incendiary bombing campaigns. more...

  • Pushing the Envelopeby Marion Carl; Barrett Tillman

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    First published in 1994, this stirring autobiography of a fighter and test pilot takes readers full throttle through Carl's imposing list of "firsts." Beginning with his World War II career, he gained such commendations as first Marine Corps ace, among the first Marines ever to fly a helicopter, and first Marine to land aboard an aircraft carrier.... more...

  • With the Argyllsby Ray Ward

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 7.28

    a wonderful example of a soldier's memoir' - Trevor Royle When Ray Ward died in 1999, his sons discovered an old and dusty manuscript in an Afrika Korps ammunition box in the cellar of the family home in Glasgow. These papers contained a collection of their father's memoirs, which detailed his experiences as an infantry officer during the Second World... more...

  • Hüter des Luftraumes?by Julian-André Finke

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 33.84

    Hauptbeschreibung Luftstreitkräfte nahmen in den militärischen Planungen des Kalten Krieges auf beiden Seiten des Eisernen Vorhanges eine zentrale Stellung ein. Vor allem die mitteleuropäischen Staaten sahen sich aufgrund einer möglichen atomaren Bedrohung aus der Luft gezwungen, ihre Luftverteidigung auf supranationaler Ebene in den Bündnissen zu... more...

  • Sword and Shield of Zionby David Rodman

    Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 44.99

    The Israel Air Force (IAF) has accumulated as much battle experience as any air force in the world during the post-Second World War era, and it has recorded many outstanding accomplishments throughout a seemingly endless string of interstate wars, asymmetrical wars, counterinsurgency campaigns, and special operations. … This book examines the IAF?s... more...

  • Flight of the Patriotby Yadollah Sharifirad

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 14.99

    A gripping account of an Iranian fighter pilot?s daring escape to Canada from Iran. more...

  • Military Operations Against Terrorist Groups Abroadby David Ochmanak

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    Although military power is only one component of the portfolio of instruments that can be brought to bear in the fight against terrorist groups, military capabilities play unique and crucial roles in the overall strategy. These capabilities will call for a mix of forces somewhat different from those fielded today as well as new concepts and technologies.... more...

  • Air Force Compensationby James Hosek; Beth Asch

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    Recruiting difficulties and manning shortfalls in certain specialties have prompted the Air Force to consider significant alterations to the compensation system. The authors describe Air Force recruitment and retention, then examine the current pay system and suggest how it could be strengthened. more...