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Author Higham, Robin, 1925-2015

Title 100 years of air power & aviation / Robin Higham.

Publication Info. College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  359 HIG    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 435 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Series Centennial of flight series ; no. 5
Centennial of flight series ; no. 5.
Note Originally published: Air Power. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1972.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-419) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Early attitudes toward air power -- The First World War -- The interwar years -- The Second World War: land-based air power -- The Second World War: seaborne air power -- Changes--militarily, politically, 1945-2003 -- Post-1945 military operations -- Civil aviation -- Patterns, philosophies, and lessons -- Appendix A. Acronyms and abbreviations -- Appendix B. Selected efficiency ratings.
Form Also issued online.
Summary In this precise, interpretive and informative volume, Higham looks at everything from the roots of strategic bombing and tactical air power to the lessons learned and unlearned during the invasion of Ethiopia, the war in China and the Spanish Civil War. He also considers the problems posed by jet aircraft in Korea and the use of Patriot missiles in the Persian Gulf. He covers anti-guerrilla operations, doctrine, industrial activities and equipment, as well as the development of commercial airlines.
Subject Air power -- History.
Air power. (OCoLC)fst00802495
Chronological Term Geschichte.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Higham, Robin, 1925-2015. Air power.
Added Title One hundred years of air power and aviation
Other Form: Online version: Higham, Robin D. S. 100 years of air power & aviation. 1st ed. College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2003 (OCoLC)607023364
ISBN 1585442410 (cloth: alkaline paper)
9781585442416 (cloth: alkaline paper)
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