Air Combat Reader: Historic Feats and Aviation Legends
  • Air Combat Reader: Historic Feats and Aviation Legends
  • Air Combat Reader: Historic Feats and Aviation Legends

Air Combat Reader: Historic Feats and Aviation Legends

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by Walter J. Boyne
     
 

Showcasing some of the best writing on air combat from World War Ithrough the Gulf War, the Air Combat Reader explores the evolution of air combat strategy and tactics through riveting accounts of warfare in the skies.

Editors Philip Handleman and Walter J. Boyne—both pilots—have collected a wide variety of material from

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Overview

Showcasing some of the best writing on air combat from World War Ithrough the Gulf War, the Air Combat Reader explores the evolution of air combat strategy and tactics through riveting accounts of warfare in the skies.

Editors Philip Handleman and Walter J. Boyne—both pilots—have collected a wide variety of material from authoritative sources, including:

  • Personal memoirs by aviation legends Eddie Rickenbacker and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Classic writings on the art and science of air warfare by visionaries Billy Mitchell and Giulio Douhet
  • Thrilling accounts of daredevil exploits by Douglas Bader, Gabby Gabreski, and other heroic pilots
  • An insightful chapter on the future of air warfare by Philip Handleman

If you ever wanted to know what it was like to be a real World War I flying ace, or to pilot a helicopter through some of the Vietnam War’s most terrifying battles, the Air Combat Reader is the book for you.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435115057
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
05/11/2009
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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