Air Power: From Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II : a History of the People, Ideas and Machines that Transformed War in the Century of Flight

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Viking, 2003 - Aeronautics, Military - 518 pages
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Arguably no single human invention has transformed war more than the aeroplane. The potential of airpower to change the very nature - perhaps even the meaning - of combat was strikingly evident almost from the moment the Wright brothers first flew. showing how, during the course of the 20th century, it transformed warfare. Drawing on combat memoirs, government and industry archives, technical studies and museum collections, this text brings together a complete narrative history of war in the air, with the people, events, ideas and inventions that made it possible.

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On my visit to the Air and Space Museum "annex" in Dulles Airport, I bought this survey book to brush up my limited knowledge about air warfare and the history of flight which recently celebrated its ... Read full review

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flying machine
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Bogeymen
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Scientists and empiricists Invading Frenchmen and phantom airships
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Stephen Budiansky, scientist & journalist, is a correspondent for "The Atlantic Monthly." His five highly acclaimed books include "If a Lion Could Talk: Animal Intelligence & the Evolution of Consciousness" & "The Nature of Horses." He lives in Leesburg, Virginia.

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