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  • Hammer from Aboveby Jay Stout

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    In Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Marine Corps? ground campaign up the Tigris and Euphrates was notable for speed and aggressiveness unparalleled in military history. Little has been written, however, of the air support that guaranteed the drive?s success. Paving the way for the rush to Baghdad was ?the hammer from above??in the form of attack helicopters,... more...

  • Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfareby Tami Davis Biddle

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 47.95 US$ 41.24

    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...

  • Air Mobility: The Development of a Doctrineby Christop Cheng

    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...

  • In the Cockpit 2by National Air and Space Museum

    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...

  • Immaculate Warfare: Participants Reflect on the Air Campaigns over Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraqby Stephen Wrage

    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...

  • Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle For Britainby Joshua Levine

    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...

  • Generally Speakingby Richard Rohmer

    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...

  • Dambustersby Max Arthur

    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...

  • Airwarby Phillip S. Meilinger

    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...

  • The United States Air Force: A Chronologyby John Fredriksen

    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...