Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Air Force

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $3.93
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (16) from $3.93   
  • New (3) from $23.59   
  • Used (13) from $3.93   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$23.59
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(863)

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.

New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$41.46
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(819)

Condition: New
1992 Hardcover New

Ships from: Seaford, NY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$60.06
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(4)

Condition: New
1992 Hard cover New. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 768 p. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is ... necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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

Overview

This historical dictionary is the first of its kind on the U.S. Air Force and antecedent organizations. The reference is based on lengthy research by Charles Bright and 57 military historians, air force officers, and aviation specialists. Over 1,050 entries survey the major commands, air forces, staff services, bases, significant battles, events, campaigns, concepts, people, equipment, legislation, and other characteristics. This landmark reference has been developed as a tool for those who know the USAF and want to investigate different subjects further and for those with only slight knowledge who need a general base for exploring air force matters more fully. The dictionary is intended for libraries, for museums and special military collections, and for all bookstores interested in the history of flight.

The volume provides a preface with guidelines for using the dictionary, a short history of the U.S. Air Force and its antecedents from 1907 to 1992. Entries are arranged alphabetically with bibliographical citations. They cover all the significant subjects of USAF history from a handful of men with flimsy balloons and flying machines to the earth-shaking aerospace giant. Cross references throughout the book help the reader have easy access to all the entries that are related or that appear under a different entry title. A full index is provided also.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Military historian Bright and a staff of 57 advisors have written the most complete one-volume historical encyclopedia of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in print. Time span: 1907-92. Subject matter: anything and everything pertaining in any way to the USAF including battles, campaigns, concepts, bases, personalities, organizations, equipment, famous units, folklore, Hollywood movies, TV, novels, slang, songs, and military periodicals. The authors have succeeded admirably in simplifying the confusing abbreviations and acronyms for which the military establishment is known. The text contains more than 1000 alphabetically arranged entries, ranging from a few lines to several pages. Major entries are signed, and most end with a ``Reference'' section listing books and periodicals in which more information can be found. There are hundreds of ``see'' and ``see also'' notations that quickly lead to the desired topic. Checking ``flying tigers,'' for example, takes the reader to a 20-line, signed entry: ``American Volunteer Group.'' In the article, all key terms having their own entry are given an asterisk. Further information about the flying tigers can be found in entries on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, General Chennault, and the P-40 fighter. References at the end lead to many citations, including one forthcoming and one in Japanese. No aircraft (no matter how obscure), no famous ace, no battle this reviewer chose was missing from the text. The volume is new enough to include all of the information currently available about the Desert Storm offensive, but not current enough to include information on the winning fighter chosen in the Advanced Tactical Fighter competition. This work stands as the finest one-volume encyclopedia (calling it a dictionary does it injustice) about the United States Air Force. Recommended for all collections, including high schools where it can serve as a valuable vocational tool.-- Richard Nowicki, Emerson Vocational H.S., Buffalo, N.Y.
Booknews
A very thorough reference of 1,000 entries on the Air Force and Air Corps including battles, campaigns, concepts, bases, personalities, organizations, equipment, famous units, folklore, movies, TV, novels, slang, songs, and military periodicals from 1907-92. See Library journal 1 Apr. 1992 for a large and enthusiastic review. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313259289
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1992
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES D. BRIGHT is a military historian and retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Air Force.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface

A Brief History of the USAF

Historical Dictionary of the United States Air Force

Index

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)