The War in the Air

The War in the Air

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by H. G. Wells, Patrick Parrinder, Jay Winter
     
 

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At the beginning of the twentieth century the invention of the airplane revolutionizes warfare and precipitates a devastating world war. Nations race to build armadas of airships; cities across the globe are bombed; flying navies clash above the Alps and India. The United States is invaded from the east and the west. German and American airships dual over the Atlantic

Overview

At the beginning of the twentieth century the invention of the airplane revolutionizes warfare and precipitates a devastating world war. Nations race to build armadas of airships; cities across the globe are bombed; flying navies clash above the Alps and India. The United States is invaded from the east and the west. German and American airships dual over the Atlantic, and New York is bombarded by German flying machines. Confederation of Eastern Asia airships soar above the Rockies, soon engaging in deadly dogfights with the German air fleet above Niagara Falls.

In The War in the Air, the astonishingly prophetic vision of H. G. Wells reveals how one invention can change the world. Before the World Wars, Wells predicted that airplanes would be used for bombing, that urban areas would become especially vulnerable to aerial attacks, that dogfights and stealth attacks by air fleets would become a normal part of warfare, and that distance and the expanse of oceans no longer would be guarantors of safety for America or other countries. Visionary in its time and chillingly relevant a century later, The War in the Air continues to remind us that humankind's greatest evil lies in devices of its own making.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141441306
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/26/2007
Edition description:
New
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.11(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

H. G. Wells (1866–1946) is one of the most celebrated authors of science fiction. His books include The Sleeper Awakes, The Last War, and In the Days of the Comet, also available in Bison Frontiers of Imagination editions. Dave Duncan is a noted writer of fantasy and science fiction, including such series as The Seventh Sword, The King's Blades, A Handful of Men, The Great Game, and The King's Daggers.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 21, 1866
Date of Death:
August 13, 1946
Place of Birth:
Bromley, Kent, England
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Normal School of Science, London, England

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War in the Air 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible OCR, missing pages. Can barely follow it's so bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible conversion to electronic format.
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This copy is print to text and looks awful.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is possibly the best story of total war ever written. It is a chillingly accurate prediction to the use of war planes in conflict by the prophet that is Wells. And his words in the preface of the 1942 edition, ' I told you so you damned fools' Mr. Wells if you were alive today you would say the same thing on Hiroshima and 911
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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