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  • American Airpower Comes of Age - Vol 2

    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. While volume 1 introduces Hap Arnold, the setting for five of his journeys, the diaries he kept, and evaluations of those journeys and their consequences, volume 2 encompasses General Arnold’s final seven journeys and the diaries he kept therein. [John W. Huston / 2002 / 592 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-094-9 / AU Press Code: B-85] Read This Book Now
  • American Airpower Comes of Age - Vol 1

    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 1 introduces Hap Arnold, the setting for five of his journeys, the diaries he kept, and evaluations of those journeys and their consequences. General Arnold’s travels brought him into strategy meetings and personal conversations with virtually all leaders of Allied forces as well as many AAF troops around the world. He recorded his impressions, feelings, and expectations in his diaries. Maj Gen John W. Huston, USAF, retired, has captured the essence of Henry H. Hap Arnold--the man, the officer, the AAF chief, and his mission. [John W. Huston / 2002 /458 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-093-0 / AU Press Code: B-84] Read This Book Now
  • The Praetorian Starship

    Through the eyes and ears of Jerry L. Thigpen, the story of the Combat Talon sees the light of day. Based on thorough research, with a mind to details, Thigpen tells the story of how the Combat Talon became the weapon of choice in long-range, clandestine operations. Combining the chronological and thematic approaches, this book begins with a historical background that opens with the World War II period and concludes in 2000 after having received many accolades and recording many successful exploits. [Jerry L. Thigpen / 2002 / 522 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-103-1 / AU Press Code: B-83] Read This Book Now
  • Sharing Success – Owning Failure

    Then - Colonel David L. Goldfein discusses several themes central to a successful command tour.* His ideas and questions will spark your imagination as you begin preparing for the task ahead of you—squadron commander. He shares stories from other squadron commanders that include both success and failure because, as Goldfein states, “it is from studying our failures that we learn, grow, and improve as officers and leaders.” Maj Gen Charles D. Link, USAF, retired, states that “this book is a must-read, not only for those selected to command a squadron but for all our young officers.” *General Goldfein is the current chief of staff of the Air Force. [David L. Goldfein / 2001 / 130 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-098-1 / AU Press Code: B-81] Read This Book Now
  • Aerospace Power in the Twenty-First Century

    In Aerospace Power in the Twenty-First Century: A Basic Primer, Dr. Clayton K. S. Chun exposes readers to relevant aerospace capabilities, theories, uses, elements of operational planning, and key issues. After introducing basic definitions and concepts, Dr. Chun uses case studies of both successful and unsuccessful applications of aerospace power to illustrate its functions and abilities. Designed primarily for readers new to the subject, Aerospace Power in the Twenty-First Century also serves as a useful source of information about the strengths and weaknesses of air and space forces. [Clayton K. S. Chun / 2001 / 356 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-091-4 / AU Press Code: B-80] Read This Book Now
  • Introduction to the United States Air Force

    Captain Saltzman and Dr Searle provide information that introduces fascinating stories of the people, equipment, and operations of the Air Force. The book is organized in two parts and five appendices. The first part is organized chronologically and groups significant operations and personalities in critical periods during the development of the US Air Force. The second part covers aerospace craft by type (fighters, bombers, missiles, and so on) and shows the development of each over time. Following part 2 are appendices listing the senior leaders of the early air forces (before the creation of the US Air Force in 1947), the Air Force chiefs of staff, the chief master sergeants of the Air Force, fighter aces, and Medal of Honor winners. [B. Chance Saltzman and Thomas R. Searle, eds. / 2001 / 190 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-092-2 / AU Press Code: B-79] Read This Book
  • Airmen and Air Theory

    Originally published in 1995 as American Airpower Biography: A Survey of the Field and revised in 1997, Airmen and Air Theory updates the original material, reviewing new studies of prominent American airmen and adding sketches of five subjects: James V. Hartinger, Charles A. Horner, Lauris Norstad, Dale O. Smith, and George E. Stratemeyer. Colonel Meilinger has also included a substantial section, "The Historiography of Airpower Theory and Doctrine," originally published in The Journal of Military History. This new version will prove valuable to researchers in their quest for good sources on people who have shaped airpower and airpower theory. [Phillip S. Meilinger / 2001 / 176 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-101-5 / AU Press Code: B-13]  Read This Book Now
  • The War in the Air : 1914 - 1994

    This book contains the proceedings of a conference held by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in Canberra in 1994. Since its publication by the RAAF’s Air Power Studies Centre in that year, the book has become a widely used reference at universities, military academies, and other educational institutions around the world. This American edition is a somewhat shortened version with minor editorial changes. The contributors discuss the evolution of airpower from World War I to the near future. Essay subjects include World War I; doctrinal development in the interwar period; strategic bombing and support of surface forces in World War II; and airpower in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Arab-Israeli Wars, Falklands War, and Persian Gulf War; plus coverage of airpower in such peripheral conflicts as Operation El Dorado Canyon, the Malayan Emergency, and the Israeli raid on the Osirak nuclear
  • The World Wide Military Command and Control System

    In this comprehensive analysis of the worldwide military command and control system (WWMCCS), the author examines how organization, technology, and ideology contributed to the development of WWMCCS. He explains how and why WWMCCS developed the way it did. An interview with the chief technical officer of the system that replaced WWMCCS brings a contemporary flavor to the study. [David E. Pearson / 2000 / 414 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-078-7 / AU Press Code: B-76] Read This Book Now
  • Science and Technology

    Robert W. Duffner’s Science and Technology: The Making of the Air Force Research Laboratory addresses the far-reaching implications of science and technology by recounting the events that led to the creation of a single Air Force laboratory. This engaging story of how the Air Force moved from 13 separate labs to one consolidated lab reflects that service’s determination to reinvigorate its science and technology infrastructure and thereby strengthen the nation’s defense for the twenty-first century. Part one considers why the Air Force decided to consolidate its far-flung science and technology enterprise into one lab, while part two relates how the service implemented the new lab. Dr. Duffner offers a unique perspective on a watershed event in the life of the United States Air Force. [Robert W. Duffner / 2000 / 328 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-085-X / AU Press Code: B-77]