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Beyond the Wild Blue a History of the United States Air Force 1947 1997by Walter Boyne
Synopses & Reviews
Beyond the Wild Blue is a fascinating look at fifty turbulent years of Air Force history. From the prop-driven armada of World War II to the most advanced Stealth weaponry, from pioneers like General Henry "Hap" Arnold to glorious conquests in the Gulf War, Beyond the Wild Blue is a high-flying study of the triumphs (and failures) of leadership and technology
Book News Annotation:
A history of the triumphs and failures of leadership and technology in the US Air Force, focusing on advances in equipment and on the Air Force's integration of women and minorities. Includes color and b&w photos, a detailed chronology since 1903, and lists of leaders.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the most important leaders and the most courageous victories to the earliest machines of flight and the most advanced Stealth technology, this book presents a fascinating look at 50 turbulent years of Air Force history.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -348) and index.
About the Author
Walter J. Boyne is the former director of the National Air & Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Boyne's books have made both the fiction and the nonfiction bestseller lists of The New York Times. His novels Roaring Thunder and Supersonic Thunder cover the first forty-four years of jet aviation. His critically acclaimed nonfiction book, Dawn Over Kitty Hawk, recounts the story of the Wright Brothers. A retired Air Force Colonel, Boyne was enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame class of 2007.
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