The War in the Air

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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, and New York is bombarded by German flying machines. Confederation of Eastern Asia airships soar above the Rockies, soon engaging in deadly ...
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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803298316
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Series: Bison Frontiers of Imagination Series
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 0.58 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady’s maid. Although "Bertie" left school at fourteen to become a draper’s apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher’s salary. His other "scientific romances"—The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)—won him distinction as the father of science fiction.

Henry James saw in Wells the most gifted writer of the age, but Wells, having coined the phrase "the war that will end war" to describe World War I, became increasingly disillusioned and focused his attention on educating mankind with his bestselling Outline of History (1920) and his later utopian works. Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: "Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Herbert George Wells (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 21, 1866
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bromley, Kent, England
    1. Date of Death:
      August 13, 1946
    2. Place of Death:
      London, England

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
I. Of Progress and the Smallways Family 1
II. How Bert Smallways Got into Difficulties 21
III. The Balloon 44
IV. The German Air Fleet 63
V. The Battle of the North Atlantic 95
VI. How War Came to New York 116
VII. The Vaterland is Disabled 138
VIII. A World at War 160
IX. On Goat Island 182
X. The World under the War 211
XI. The Great Collapse 230
The Epilogue 246
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Terrible copy

    Terrible OCR, missing pages. Can barely follow it's so bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Lousy copy

    Horrible conversion to electronic format.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Do not get this copy.

    This copy is print to text and looks awful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Sunningfern

    Goes WAY around the twoleg house.

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    Posted January 14, 2013

    Fawnpaw

    Makes it across safley

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    Posted January 14, 2013

    Twoleg house

    No twolegs seem to be here, but dog scent is fresh. Keep an eye out for any canines, they are everywere in this house.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    What?

    Can someone tell me how this book goes? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2008

    One of Mr. Well's best stories of war

    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

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