Cold War at 30,000 Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy / Edition 1

Cold War at 30,000 Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy / Edition 1

by Jeffrey A. Engel
     
 

In a gripping story of international power and deception, Jeffrey Engel reveals the “special relationship” between the United States and Great Britain. As allies, they fought Communism; as rivals, they clashed over which would lead the Cold War fight. In the quest for sovereignty and hegemony, Engel shows that one important key was airpower, whichSee more details below

Overview

In a gripping story of international power and deception, Jeffrey Engel reveals the “special relationship” between the United States and Great Britain. As allies, they fought Communism; as rivals, they clashed over which would lead the Cold War fight. In the quest for sovereignty and hegemony, Engel shows that one important key was airpower, which created jobs, forged ties with the developing world, and ensured military superiority, ultimately affecting forever the global balance of power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674024618
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Arsenal of Democracy versus British Planning
  • 2. Selling Jets to Stalin
  • 3. Death by Nene
  • 4. Comet Dreams
  • 5. A Lead Lost
  • 6. Approaching China
  • 7. The Viscount Conspiracy
  • 8. Aviation on the New Frontier
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Archives, Manuscripts, and Private Interviews
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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