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  • I Always Wanted to Flyby Wolfgang Samuel

    University Press of Mississippi 2001; US$ 35.00

    Until now, no book has covered all of Cold War air combat in the words of the men who waged it. In I Always Wanted to Fly , retired United States Air Force Colonel Wolfgang W. E. Samuel has gathered first-person memories from heroes of the cockpits and airstrips. Battling in dogfights when jets were novelties, saving lives in grueling airlifts, or... more...

  • In the Cockpit 2by National Air and Space Museum

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 21.99

    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...

  • Master of the Airby Robert A. Slayton

    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...

  • 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...

  • Generally Speakingby Richard Rohmer

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 24.99

    Major-General Richard Rohmer, lawyer, litigator, journalist and best-selling 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...

  • The Age of Airpowerby Martin Van Creveld

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 18.99

    A renowned military historian tells the story of airpower's rise in the twentieth century-- and argues that its great days are over more...

  • The United States Air Force: A Chronologyby John Fredriksen

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00

    Understand the growth and evolution of American air power with this overview of the history of the world's most successful aviation force. more...

  • Mick Mannockby Dr Adrian Smith

    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...

  • Flying for Freedomby Alan Brown

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    After the Dunkirk debacle in May 1940, Britain's primary weapon of defence was her air force. The exploits of the RAF's bomber crews and fighter pilots featured almost nightly on the radio and in the cinema newsreels; the men themselves were the objects of great admiration and respect. Yet, how many of these brave airmen were not British nationals?... more...

  • Arming the Luftwaffeby Daniel Uziel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    During World War II, aviation was among the largest industrial branches of the Third Reich. About 40 percent of total German war production, and two million people, were involved in the manufacture of aircraft and air force equipment. Based on German records, Allied intelligence reports, and eyewitness accounts, this study explores the military, political,... more...