Air Forces
The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff
Paperback      ISBN: 0312427565
The moments of grandeur and weakness, the aspirations, and the problems of America's test pilots and first astronauts are revealed in an exploration of the dimensions of their inner lives in space and on the earth. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Lost in Shangri-La
A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 0061988359
?A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush and impenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame with great gams, for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is a true story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew?what an utterly compelling and deeply satisfying read!" ?Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoff unleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War II rescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S. military personnel into a land that time forgot. Fans of Hampton Sides? Ghost Soldiers, Marcus Luttrell?s Lone Survivor, and David Grann?s The Lost City of Z will be captivated by Zuckoff?s masterfully recounted, all-true story of danger, daring, determination, and discovery in jungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.
Dreamland: Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51
Dreamland
Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51
Paperback      ISBN: 0375753850
Recounts the history, creation, intelligence and counter-intelligence of Area 51, a section of the American southwestern desert where top-secret aircraft is tested and where some believe the Pentagon is harboring UFOs and extraterrestrials. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Black Watch: The Men Who Fly America's Secret Spy Planes
Black Watch
The Men Who Fly America's Secret Spy Planes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394575075
Offers a close-up look at the pilots and planes of the 99th Squadron, an elite, intelligence-gathering corps of the U.S. Air Force
The Secret Life of Fighter Command: Testimonials from the Men and Women Who Beat the Luftwaffe
The Secret Life of Fighter Command
Testimonials from the Men and Women Who Beat the Luftwaffe
Paperback      ISBN: 1781312966
Now available in paperback! From the author of the Sunday Times Bestseller The Secret Life of Bletchley Park During the dark days of 1940, when Britain faced the might of Hitler's armed forces alone, the RAF played an integral role in winning the Battle of Britain against the Luftwaffe, thus ensuring the country's safety from invasion. The men and women of Fighter Command worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout the length and breadth of Britain to thwart the Nazi attacks;The Secret Life of Fighter Command tells their story. From setting up the ground-breaking radar systems along the coast of the Southeast of England, to the distribution of spotters of bombing waves coming along the Thames Estuary, the boffins who designed and built the guidance and detection structures to organise a winning defence umbrella, to the Wrens who plotted enemy movements and then conveyed this to the various RAF squadrons stationed in the UK's zonal defence system - all of them played a part in maintaining the security over Britain. Through exclusive interviews with various members of this unique and world famous organisation, bestselling author Sinclair McKay tells the human story of how Britain survived the Nazi onslaught and enabled our Hurricanes and Spitfires to triumph over the German airforce.
100 Missions North: A Fighter Pilot's Story of the Vietnam War
100 Missions North
A Fighter Pilot's Story of the Vietnam War
Paperback      ISBN: 1574886398
The author recounts some of the one hundred missions he flew in Vietnam, and describes the daily life of an American fighter pilot.
The Age of Airpower
The Age of Airpower
Paperback      ISBN: 161039108x
A renowned military historian tells the story of airpower's rise in the twentieth century-- and argues that its great days are over
The Air Force Integrates, 1945-1964
The Air Force Integrates, 1945-1964
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1935623559
On April 5, 1945, more than sixty black officers of the U.S. Army Air Forces were arrested for entering a whites-only club at Freeman Field, Indiana, to protest the rigid segregation and unequal policies under which they and all African American airmen were forced to serve. Termed a mutiny by the white commanders at the base, the incident was one of several racial conflicts during the next four years that helped convince senior officers in the newly independent Air Force that segregation was an inefficient personnel policy. Documenting the racial integration of the Air Force from the end of World War II to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Alan L. Gropman contends that the service desegregated itself not for moral or political reasons but to improve military effectiveness. He draws on a range of unpublished records to show that, while proceeding smoothly, Air Force integration initially did little to ensure fair promotion practices or to protect African Americans from off-post discrimination, especially in housing, entertainment, and education. Gropman also outlines the political motivations of President Truman's 1948 Executive Order 9981 for equal opportunity in the military and reviews controversial Kennedy administration initiatives that attempted to place the military at the forefront of civil rights reform. First published in 1977, the book now includes a new preface charting the policy changes that have dramatically increased the numbers of black officers and senior supervisors in the Air Force during the past two decades. Detailing the uneven progress of a major shift in military policy, The Air Force Integrates also illuminates the often pragmatic motivations of those who bring about fundamental social change.
Air Force Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Programs and Services: Contribution to Airman and Family Resilience and Readiness
Air Force Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Programs and Services
Contribution to Airman and Family Resilience and Readiness
Paperback      ISBN: 1977402828

Air Power: A Global History
Air Power
A Global History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1442250968
This essential book offers a compelling and original interpretation of the rise of military aviation. Jeremy Black, one of the world’s finest scholars of military history, provides a lucid analysis of the use of airpower over land and sea both during the two world wars and the more limited wars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.