Every Inch a Soldier: Augustine Warner Robins and the Building of U.S. Airpower / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $15.85
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 68%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $15.85   
  • Used (3) from $15.85   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$15.85
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(61686)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase ... benefits world literacy! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$17.29
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(505)

Condition: Good
0890965900 Satisfaction Guaranteed. Please contact us with any inquiries. We ship daily.

Ships from: Nicholasville, KY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Express, 48 States
$43.75
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(26)

Condition: Very Good
College Station 1995 Hardcover First Edition Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 0890965900. X, 289 pages, illustrations, cloth, DJ, very good. Stated first edition. From the ... estate of aviation collector Colin Kidd and with his embossed label. From Wikipedia: "General Augustine Warner Robins (September 29, 1882-June 16, 1940) is often credited as the Father of Logistics in the modern United States Air Force, then known as the Army Air Corps. He was instrumental in the establishment of the first official and workable Air Force supply maintenance and accountability system, and helped establish official guidelines for the training of logistics officers, NCOs, and civilians working for the Air Force. He is also the namesake of the city of Warner Robins, Georgia. Robins was born in Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia in 1882. His parents were Col. William Todd Robins, the commander of the 24th Virginia Cavalry in the American Civil War, and Sally Berkeley Nelson. Robins was named after his grandfather, Augustine Warn Read more Show Less

Ships from: Brooks, ME

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview


Who was Warner Robins, for whom an Air Force base in Georgia was named? "To write a story about General Robins is to write abut the Olden Days'" his widow has remarked, "for Warner Robins was not in the Air Force as it is today." No, but he helped to form the Air Force as it is today. His professional life developed along with the air service during that brave and daring era between the two World Wars. As author William Head explains, Robins was "one of those courageous few who left an indelible mark on today's Air Force."

As a West Point cadet (1903-1907), Augustine Warner Robins numbered among his classmates and friends Hap Arnold and Frank Andrews. As a young officer, he fought under Black Jack Pershing in Mexico and met a young George Patton and Ben Foulois. As a senior officer, he worked with such luminaries of the day as Charles A. Lindbergh, Jimmy Doolittle, Lester Maitland, Orville Wright, and Billy Mitchell.

Even more significantly, during his career he was instrumental in developing the first official and workable Air Force supply maintenance and accountability system. He helped establish official guidelines for training of logistics officers, NCOs, and civilians working for the Army Air Corps.

Robins's life provides, through his thousands of letters, telephone transcripts, and other primary materials, a unique window on the interward period, and especially on the history of aviation in America. Through his eyes, the events and personalities of the 1920s and 1930s--which shaped the Air Force of World II and the Cold War--come into sharp focus. The anecdotes and sometimes humorous stories of the building of this branch of the service make this a book not just for historians, but for all those interested in the military and in aviation.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Head (Office of History, Robins Air Force Base) celebrates General Robins' lifetime career in the Air Force and describes his years in the US Cavalry in Mexico and his service in WWI. Robins was instrumental in developing the first Air Force supply maintenance and accountability system, and helped establish official guidelines for training logistics officers, NCOs, and civilians working for the Army Air Corps. Contains b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author


Historian William Head is deputy chief of the Office of History, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and a member of the adjunct faculty for Georgia Military College and Macon College. He completed his doctorate in history at Florida State University. He has written several books and a number of articles on aspects of military and Air Force history, as well as foreign policy.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)