Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas that Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Iraq

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Penguin Books, 2005 - 518 من الصفحات

No single human invention has transformed war more than the airplane—not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers' first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences this new invention would have as an engine of war. Soaring over the battlefield, the airplane became an unstoppable force that left no spot on earth safe from attack. Drawing on combat memoirs, letters, diaries, archival records, museum collections, and eyewitness accounts by the men who fought—and the men who developed the breakthrough inventions and concepts—acclaimed author Stephen Budiansky weaves a vivid and dramatic account of the airplane's revolutionary transformation of modern warfare.

On the web: http://www.budiansky.com/

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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 ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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

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This ambitious centenary history of global air power ranges from the Wright Brothers' discovery of the "helicoidal twist" (wing-warping) to the use of laser-guided ordnance during the second Gulf War ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Stephen Budiansky, journalist and military historian, is the author of nine books about history, science, and nature, including Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II. He publishes frequently in The New York Times and The Washington Post and currently serves as a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly.

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