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  • Fighter Pilot's Heavenby Donald S. Lopez

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 16.95

    Fighter Pilot's Heaven presents the dramatic inside story of the American military's transition into the jet age, as told by a flyer whose life depended on its success. With colorful anecdotes about fellow pilots as well as precise technical information, Donald S. Lopez describes how it was to be “behind the stick” as a test pilot from 1945 to 1950,... more...

  • Pistolsby Jeff Kinard

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    This is a comprehensive history of the pistol, covering its technological development and its impact on warfare and society. It provides complete technical details of examples of pistols from the first working models to the present and includes in-depth coverage of the three major pistol designs. more...

  • Battle Order 204by Christobel Mattingley

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 16.31

    The riveting true story account of a young WW2 pilot's heroic journey, illustrated throughout with fascinating photographs, maps and excerpts from his log books. more...

  • The Yom Kippur Warby Walter J. Boyne

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 6.79

    It's usually called the Yom Kippur War. Or sometimes the October War. The players that surround it are familiar: Sadat and Mubarak, Meir and Sharon, Nixon and Kissinger, Brezhnev and Dobyrnin. It was a war that brought Arab and Jew into vicious conflict. A war in which Israel almost unleashed her nuclear arsenal and set two superpowers on a treacherous... more...

  • Vulcan 607by Rowland White

    Transworld 2010; US$ 14.09

    It was to be one of the most ambitious operations since 617 Squadron bounced their revolutionary bombs into the dams of the Ruhr Valley in 1943 . . . April 1982. Argentine forces had invaded the Falkland Islands. Britain needed an answer. And fast. The idea was simple: to destroy the vital landing strip at Port Stanley. The reality was more... more...

  • The Two O'Clock Warby Walter J. Boyne; Fred Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 6.79

    It's usually called the Yom Kippur War. Or sometimes the October War. The players that surround it are familiar: Sadat and Mubarak, Meir and Sharon, Nixon and Kissinger, Brezhnev and Dobyrnin. It was a war that brought Arab and Jew into vicious conflict. A war in which Israel almost unleashed her nuclear arsenal and set two superpowers on a treacherous... more...

  • Strike From the Skyby Richard P. Hallion; Richard Mason

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 39.95 US$ 33.96

    Chronicles the history of battlefield air attack from 1911, when the airplane was first used in war, to the end of World War II. more...

  • Come Up and Get Meby Joe Kittinger; Craig Ryan; Neil Armstrong

    University of New Mexico Press 2010; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.49

    Kittinger, joined by author Craig Ryan, documents the heights of his extraordinary aeronautical career. more...

  • The US Eighth Air Force in Europeby Martin Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 9.99

    This book describes the period when the American daylight offensive faltered and nearly failed and recalls the terrible losses suffered by Liberators on the low-level attack on the Ploesti oilfields in Rumania and by the B-17s on the notorious Schweinfurt and Regensburg raids which entered 8th Air Force folklore as ‘Black Thursday’. Fascinating... more...

  • The Bombing Warby Richard Overy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.96

    The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy The use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically fought a 'moral' war. For Britain, bombing... more...