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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$ 12.99

    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$ 43.50

      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...

  • 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...

  • Airwarby Phillip S. Meilinger

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    These essays cover a wide range of subjects and tell the story of air power's evolution over the past century. 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...

  • Why Air Forces Failby Robin Higham; Stephen J. Harris

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 42.00

    According to Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris, "Flight has been part of the human dream for aeons, and its military application has likely been the dark side of that dream for almost as long." In the twentieth century, this dream and its dark side unfolded as the air forces of the world went to war, bringing destruction and reassessment with each... 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...

  • Military Airfields of Britain: Southern Englandby Ken Delve

    Crowood 2011; US$ 18.94

    Entries cover every military airfield within the counties, from WW1 to the present day and comprise: Brief history of the airfield, construction and use including decoy sites; comprehensive list of flying units with dates and aircraft types; list of HQ units based at the airfield; details of memorials; maps and plans of almost every airfield; location... more...

  • John Warden and the Renaissance of American Air Powerby John Andreas Olsen

    Potomac Books Inc. 2007; US$ 16.95

    The most influential air power strategist since World War II more...