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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Half a Wing, Three Engines and a Prayerby Brian O'Neill

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 22.00

    Incorporating a wealth of new material, here is the riveting story of the bombing raids that broke the back of Nazi Germany, praised as "a well-researched, highly readable account of a B-17 combat crew's experience ... excellent." (Roger A. Freeman, author of The Mighty Eighth) 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...

  • Land Based Air Power or Aircraft Carriers?by Gjert Lage Dyndal

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    Drawing upon a wealth of previously classified documents, the book reveals how the Admiralty and Air Ministry became interlocked in a bitter political struggle over which of their military strategies could best meet Britain's future foreign policy challenges. Providing an important and balanced overview of the complex issues involved, it offers... more...

  • Chinese Aerospace Powerby Andew S. Erickson; Lyle J Goldstein

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 52.95

    China's aircraft carrier program is making major waves well before the first ship has been completed. Undoubtedly, this development heralds a new era in Chinese national security policy. While the present volume presents substantial new insight on that particular question, its focus is decidedly broader in scope. Chinese Aerospace Power offers a comprehensive... more...

  • Strike Warfareby Dale E. Knutsen

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    Strike warfare is a term that is rarely used in the popular media even though reports of conflicts often describe its application or effects. Those brief snippets of information seldom provide a complete picture of what is happening at the time, and they almost never explain the operational or technical background that influences how such actions... more...