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- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63
A major revision of our understanding of long-range bombing, this book examines how Anglo-American ideas about "strategic" bombing were formed and implemented. It argues that ideas about bombing civilian targets rested on--and gained validity from--widespread but substantially erroneous assumptions about the nature of modern industrial societies and... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 84.00
In the immediate post-World War II period, Army aviation began to evolve from an observatory role to a mobility role. Helicopter air mobility began to develop in the Army from 1949 onwards. The outbreak of the Korean war assisted and accelerated the acceptance of greater helicopter air mobility within the Army. The Eisenhower period was a golden age... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 17.99
In the Cockpit II: Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War II provides close-up access to the instrument panels, controls, and crew stations of 34 legendary World War II aircraft in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's impressive collection. Using a high-end digital camera with a wide-angle lens and complex shooting techniques that... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 83.00
This volume of essays-written by military officers who analyzed the intelligence, planned the missions, and flew the planes over Iraq, Kosovo, and Afghanistan-offers the most penetrating look to date at the realities of American precision air power. When the gun-camera footage from air strikes during the Gulf War reached America's television screens,... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.09
Drawing material from the Imperial War Museum's extensive aural archive, Joshua Levine brings together voices from both sides of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain to give us a unique, complete and compelling picture of this turbulent time. In June 1940, British citizens prepared for an imminent German onslaught. Hitler's troops had overrun Holland,... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 12.68
On the night of 16-17 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron headed for Germany. Their mission, for which they had been trained under a cloak of absolute secrecy, was to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley and in doing so cripple the Nazi industrial war effort. It was to become one of the most famous raids of WW2. For the first time,... more...
- Dundurn 2004; US$ 11.99
Lieutenant-General Richard Rohmer, lawyer, litigator, journalist and bestselling author, has met with such public figures as Queen Elizabeth, "Intrepid" Sir William Stephenson, Presidents Eisenhower, Regan, Clinton and John F. Kennedy. This autobiography is written with frankness and insight. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95
According to the author all aircrews, tacticians and those who direct them have to realise the limitations of air power during conflicts. For years opinion has differed as to whether the aircraft has altered war strategies or merely the tactics of war. This volume explores the limits of airpower. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00
The United States Air Force: A Chronology captures the sweep of U.S. Air Force history from the service's inception to present times. Concise entries, arranged by date, touch upon military events such as victories and defeats; significant political, administrative, and technological changes affecting the service; and significant events in the careers... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 170.00
Mick Mannock, Fighter Pilot rediscovers Britain's most successful fighter pilot of the First World War. It traces the myth of an 'ace with one eye', examining how Mannock has been represented in both biography and in fiction, and asks why he is still commemorated today. The author suggests Mannock's tactics drew on his socialist beliefs, and argues... more...