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Air-to-Ground Battle for Italy: A World War II Memoir by a P-40 and P-47 Fighter Pilot - Fears, Uncertainties, and Accomplishments of Ordinary Americans at War
By Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,630. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Brig. General Michael C. McCarthy wrote this World War II memoir from his perspective as a fighter pilot who flew two years with one squadron first in the P-40 then P-47.
A War of Their Own: Bombers over the Southwest Pacific - World War II Fifth Air Force Air War, General George Kenney, U.S. Army Air Forces (AAF)
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,070. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Captain Matt Rodman's book is an intriguing study of a moment in history when combat airpower played a key role in achieving victory. He expertly recounts how Fifth Air Force quickly developed new tactics and procedures that "saved the day."
Air Power and Maneuver Warfare - Early German Campaigns (von Richthofen), World War II, German 1941 Campaign in Russia, Israel, Soviets
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,120. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This unique volume represents an attempt "to clarify the relationship between air power and maneuver warfare since 1939, a subject that derives its importance from the fact that maneuver warfare has been the Army's official doctrine since the early eighties...[it will help the reader learn] about the past, present, and future of air power on one hand and maneuver warfare on the other."
Kenneth N. Walker: Airpower's Untempered Crusader - World War II Bombardment Advocate, Medal of Honor
By Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 58,780. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Although the phrase was first voiced by others, Walker became identified with the credo, "The well-organized, well-planned, and well-flown air force attack will constitute an offensive that cannot be stopped."
Airpower Leadership on the Front Line: Lt Gen George H. Brett and Combat Command - World War II, Australia and Caribbean, Curtis LeMay, General MacArthur
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,480. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
With Airpower Leadership on the Front Line: Lt Gen George H. Brett and Combat Command, Douglas Cox makes a singular contribution to American airpower biography. George H. Brett certainly reached high rank, and only the most cynical and uninformed observer would judge his career a failure. Yet World War II did not propel him along the same career trajectory of a Curtis LeMay.
American Airpower Comes of Age: General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold's World War II Diaries - Volume 2 - England, Normandy, Italy, Iwo Jima, Paris and Germany
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 163,550. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Gen Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, US Army Air Forces (AAF) Chief of Staff during World War II, maintained diaries for his several journeys to various meetings and conferences throughout the conflict. Volume 2 encompasses General Arnold’s final seven journeys and the diaries he kept therein.
American Airpower Comes of Age: General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold's World War II Diaries - England, South Pacific, North Africa, Middle East, India, China
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 208,890. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This volume has richly enhanced General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold's reputation as the father of today's United States Air Force. Major General John W. Huston, himself an Army Air Forces combat veteran of the war, has edited each of Arnold's World War II diaries and placed them in their historical context while explaining the problems Hap faced and evaluating the results of his travels.
A Need to Know: The Role of Air Force Reconnaissance in War Planning, 1945-1953 - Radar Principles, World War I and II, Korean War
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 63,830. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
More than a tool of policy makers to gather intelligence, Air Force reconnaissance efforts shaped early Cold War doctrine and war planning. Dr. Farquhar argues that a lack of information on Soviet strategic capabilities dominated the organization, operational planning, and equipment of the postwar Air Force.
Circling the Earth: United States Plans for a Postwar Overseas Military Base System, 1942-1948 - Projecting Military Power after World War II
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 87,830. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In many ways, the evolution of planning for overseas bases from 1942 through 1948 reflected the growing sophistication and political maturation of American foreign and military policy. In spite of the dismal failure of the League of Nations, early planning focused on basing requirements for an envisioned postwar international police force.
On Celestial Wings: Navigators of the First Global Air Force - First Army Air Corps Navigational Class, Clark Field Attack, Corregidor, B-29 Super Fortress, FDR Presidential Airplane, Bataan
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,600. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The first Army Air Corps navigational class at Miami University graduated in November 1940. In this book, Colonel Whitcomb follows these first celestial navigators through their World War II trials.
RAF Duxford - Heroes of the RAF
By Michael Evans
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,900. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The thrilling story of Britain’s premier fighter station in action from the Great War to the present day. From its days as an RAF base, through the years hosting the USAAF to its role as a museum.
The Eagle's Talons: The American Experience at War - U.S. War History, American Revolution, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, America's Minor Wars
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 128,240. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Col Dennis M. Drew and Dr. Donald M. Snow have performed a significant service by producing a volume that places the American experience at war in its proper political context. Going further, they have also placed the American experience in a technological context and analyzed how political and technological factors influenced the conduct of American wars.
Airpower and Ground Armies: Essays on the Evolution of Anglo-American Air Doctrine - 1940-43
By Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,170. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
These four independent essays provide a perspective on airpower doctrine development that varies somewhat from the usual view.
The Quest: Haywood Hansell and American Strategic Bombing in World War II - Legendary Airman, Doctrine of Precision Bombing, Incendiary Bombing of Japan
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,080. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In his book The Quest: Haywood Hansell and American Strategic Bombing in World War II, Charles Griffith makes a major contribution in detailing the role played by General Hansell from his early days as an instructor at the Air Corps Tactical School to the heady days and nights as a young war planner developing the air war plan used by the United States during World War II.
Airlift Doctrine - Comprehensive History from pre-World War II, World War II, Vietnam, to the Modern Era, Air Mobility, National Strategy, Airlift at Risk, the Future of Airlift Doctrine
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 173,930. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this extremely comprehensive overview of airlift and air mobility, Colonel Miller shows how the worldwide orientation of American foreign policy, the numerous threats to free-world interests, and the speed and complexity of modern warfare have combined with political and resource constraints to produce today's airlift doctrine and force structure.
SURVIVOR: USS Russell a World War Two Destroyer
By Barry Friedman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,030. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
For six action-filled years, the USS Russell, a World War Two destroyer was in the thick of combat. From the pre-Pearl Harbor Battle of the Atlantic to most of the Naval battles in the Pacific, Russell and her gallant crew fought a determined enemy. After earning sixteen battle stars, she brought the warriors who manned her guns and engines home alive. The Russell was a SURVIVOR.
Combat Diary
By Steve Oualline
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Combat Diary By Emmett Jackson, Sergeant,18055437 * Combat Engineer * Located and disarmed German mines * Awarded the bronze star * On the front line during the Battle of the Bulge * Crossed the bridge at Remagen while it was still under fire. His story. In his own words. A powerful tail of strength and courage of an American soldier.
Heroes, Brigands and Spies
By Emil Justimbaste
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,880. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In the island of Leyte during the Second World War, a guerrilla movement emerges from the ranks of unsurrendered army officials and intrepid civilians. But a high ranking military official with a doubtful past arrives and tries to wrest the guerrilla leadership. This book is about the rivalry of guerrilla groups in a deadly power struggle that impairs their ability to fight against their enemies.
Into the Darkness
By Arthur Hoyle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,390. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by David Vernon. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
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"Into the Darkness" is the true story of a young Australian thown into the crucible of the air war over Europe. Navigator, Arthur Hoyle, discovers the excitement, the comraderie and the fear of being part of Bomber Command. This book dramatically recreates the the trials of air crews over the dark skies of Europe — where the chance of surviving the full ‘tour’ was very low.
World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941
By Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,630. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Diary was written during the World War two London Blitz years by a woman experiencing the nightly terrifying bombings. The diary reveals what the average Londoner experienced during that time; events that today have been forgotten or lost to younger generations. This is volume two of a four volume series written by Ruby Alice Side Thompson.