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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...

  • 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...

  • Dambustersby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 14.38

    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... more...

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

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.78

    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... 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

    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...

  • 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...