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Air forces. Air warfare

  • European Air Powerby John Andreas Olsen

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 34.95

    European Air Power examines the current state of eight separate European air forces and their prospective air power capabilities in a manner that will appeal to a wide audience of air force enthusiasts. Included are perspectives from independent air power experts reviewing the air forces of France, Germany, Turkey, and Great Britain as well as from... more...

  • The Next War in the Airby Brett Holman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    In the early twentieth century, the technology of flight changed warfare. Writers argued that the main strategic risk to Britain was the possibility of a sudden, destructive aerial bombardment of Britain’s cities. For the first time, The Next War in the Air draws on archival documents and publications from 1908-1941 to reconstruct the concept... more...

  • With the Argyllsby Ray Ward

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 7.28

    a wonderful example of a soldier's memoir' - Trevor Royle When Ray Ward died in 1999, his sons discovered an old and dusty manuscript in an Afrika Korps ammunition box in the cellar of the family home in Glasgow. These papers contained a collection of their father's memoirs, which detailed his experiences as an infantry officer during the Second World... more...

  • Pushing the Envelopeby Marion Carl; Barrett Tillman

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    First published in 1994, this stirring autobiography of a fighter and test pilot takes readers full throttle through Carl's imposing list of "firsts." Beginning with his World War II career, he gained such commendations as first Marine Corps ace, among the first Marines ever to fly a helicopter, and first Marine to land aboard an aircraft carrier.... more...

  • Arctic Airmenby Ernest Schofield; Roy Conyers Nesbit

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    In 1942 a Catalina crew of 219 Squadron, based in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of top secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. They were made at the same time as a Norwegian expedition to Spitzbergen to keep the Germans out of the area. The flights were over 24 hours long and reached the limits of human endurance... more...

  • Courage and Air Warfareby Mark K. Wells

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Colonel Wells investigates the nature of aerial warfare and the men who took part. The book analyzes aircrew selection, reaction to combat, adaptability to stress, morale, leadership and combat effectiveness, and compares the efforts of the US Eighth Air Force and RAF Bomber Command. more...

  • Penaid Nonproliferationby Richard H. Speier; K. Scott McMahon; George Nacouzi

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    An attacker's missile-borne countermeasures to ballistic missile defenses are known as penetration aids, or penaids. To support efforts to prevent the proliferation of penaid-related items, this research recommends controls on potential exports according to the structure of the international Missile Technology Control Regime. more...

  • Billy Mitchell's War with the Navyby Thomas Wildenberg

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    In the years following WWI, the U.S. Congress was more interested in disarmament than in funding national defense. For the military services this meant lean budgets and skeleton operating forces. Billy Mitchell?s War recounts the struggle between the Army and Navy air arms for the resources needed to define and establish the role of aviation within... more...

  • Sculthorpe Stealth and Secrecyby Peter B Gunn

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    Set in the north Norfolk countryside, Sculthorpe was the hub of offensive operations until its closure in 1944 for upgrading as a base for heavy bombers, its runway ideal for US Strategic Air Command bombers like the B-29. By 1951, it was formally handed over to US control and became a prime front-line nuclear bomber base as well as a centre of intelligence... more...

  • Groundedby Robert M. Farley

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 26.95

    The United States needs airpower, but does it need an air force? In Grounded, Robert M. Farley persuasively argues that America should end the independence of the United States Air Force (USAF) and divide its assets and missions between the United States Army and the United States Navy. In the wake of World War I, advocates of the Air Force argued... more...