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Air Power : Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II - 04 edition

Air Power : Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II (ISBN10: 014303474X; ISBN13: 9780143034742)
ISBN13: 978-0143034742
ISBN10: 014303474X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0670032853
ISBN10: 0670032859

Summary: No single human invention has transformed war more than the airplane--not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers' first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences this new invention would have as an engine of war. Soaring over the battlefield, the airplane became an unstoppable force that left no spot on earth safe from attack. Drawing on combat memoirs, letters, diaries, archival records, museum collections, and eyewitne
ss accounts by the men who fought--and the men who developed the breakthrough inventions and concepts--acclaimed author Stephen Budiansky weaves a vivid and dramatic account of the airplane's revolutionary transformation of modern warfare.
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Summary: No single human invention has transformed war more than the airplane--not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers' first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences this new invention would have as an engine of war. Soaring over the battlefield, the airplane became an unstoppable force that left no spot on earth safe from attack. Drawing on combat memoirs, letters, diaries, archival records, museum collections, and eyewitness accounts by the men who fought--and the men who developed the breakthrough inventions and concepts--acclaimed author Stephen Budiansky weaves a vivid and dramatic account of the airplane's revolutionary transformation of modern warfare. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 03/28/2005
International: No



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