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The Resource Air power : the men, machines, and ideas that revolutionized war, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II, Stephen Budiansky

Air power : the men, machines, and ideas that revolutionized war, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II, Stephen Budiansky

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Air power : the men, machines, and ideas that revolutionized war, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II
Title
Air power
Title remainder
the men, machines, and ideas that revolutionized war, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Budiansky
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This epic history draws on combat memoirs, letters, and diaries; archival records and museum collections; and eyewitness accounts by the men who fought - and the men who developed the breakthrough inventions and concepts - to weave a vivid and dramatic account of the airplane's revolutionary transformation of modern warfare."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
An account of the airplane's revolutionary transformation of modern warfare. It tells of the inspirations, developments, controversies, successes, failures, and limitations of the airplane as the ultimate weapon of war
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171018
Cataloging source
DLC
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Budiansky, Stephen
Dewey number
358.4009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Air power
  • Aeronautics, Military
Target audience
adult
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the men, machines, and ideas that revolutionized war, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II
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Air power : the men, machines, and ideas that revolutionized war, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II, Stephen Budiansky
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [485]-499) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Kitty Hawk to Saint-Mihiel, 1900-1918 -- 1. Visions -- 2. Bogeymen -- 3. Realities -- 4. Grand plans -- Pt. 2. Versailles to Madrid, 1919-1939 -- 5. Lessons learned and mislearned -- 6. The quest for precision -- 7. The fight for the fighter -- Pt. 3. Warsaw to Nagasaki, 1939-1945 -- 8. Finest hour -- 9. Air versus sea -- 10. The temporary triumph of tactical aviation -- 11. The allied bomber offensive -- Pt. 4. Omaha to Baghdad, 1946-2003 -- 12. Strategic air command -- 13. Hard knocks -- 14. Precision, at last
Control code
000024675270
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 518 p.
Isbn
9780670032853
Isbn Type
(acidfree paper)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Air power : the men, machines, and ideas that revolutionized war, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II, Stephen Budiansky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [485]-499) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Kitty Hawk to Saint-Mihiel, 1900-1918 -- 1. Visions -- 2. Bogeymen -- 3. Realities -- 4. Grand plans -- Pt. 2. Versailles to Madrid, 1919-1939 -- 5. Lessons learned and mislearned -- 6. The quest for precision -- 7. The fight for the fighter -- Pt. 3. Warsaw to Nagasaki, 1939-1945 -- 8. Finest hour -- 9. Air versus sea -- 10. The temporary triumph of tactical aviation -- 11. The allied bomber offensive -- Pt. 4. Omaha to Baghdad, 1946-2003 -- 12. Strategic air command -- 13. Hard knocks -- 14. Precision, at last
Control code
000024675270
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 518 p.
Isbn
9780670032853
Isbn Type
(acidfree paper)
Other physical details
ill.

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