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Brassey's Air Combat Reader: Historic Feats and Legends
     

Brassey's Air Combat Reader: Historic Feats and Legends

by Philip Handleman (Editor), Walter J. Boyne (Editor)
 

The acclaimed anthology with contributions from best-selling authors Walter J. Boyne, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Robert Mason.

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The acclaimed anthology with contributions from best-selling authors Walter J. Boyne, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Robert Mason.

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An anthology of some of the century's best writing from around the world on air combat, divided into six sections spanning the history of military aviation, from WWI to the Persian Gulf War. There is also a section on the art and science of air warfare. Each of the 28 excerpts is introduced and placed into historical and technical context, with explanations for the layperson of some of the more arcane aspects of military aviation. Includes first-person memoirs and third-person accounts, plus one work of fiction, as well as excerpts of documents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574882438
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Philip Handleman is a pilot and owner of vintage aircraft, an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, an aviation photographer, and the author of numerous aviation books.

Walter J. Boyne is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot, the former director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, a best-selling author, and a world-renowned authority on aviation history. His thirty books include The Smithsonian Book of Flight, Eagles at War, and Beyond the Wild Blue: A History of the United States Air Force, 1947-1997. He lives in Ashburn, Virginia.

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