A guidebook to European air museums, this book fills a void in the literature on aviation history. These are places where people can see and touch aviation history, thrilling to the days of open cockpits and the transition to the jet age. Accounts of the planes on display are highlighted with stories of the pilots, the impact on the development of aviation technology, and missions of the warbirds. The book covers 142 collections of aircraft, with the emphasis on the major museums in 15 countries. Numerous photographs accompany the text, and an appendix lists the planes in each museum. By an aeronautical engineer and pilot, this is both a great reference source and interesting reading for travelers and aviation enthusiasts.-- William A. McIntyre, New Hampshire Technical Coll. at Nashua Lib.