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Centennial of Flight Series #5: 100 Years of Air Power and Aviation

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In Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Century Robin Higham, regarded by many as the dean of aviation historians, presents a critical history of British, American, Soviet, German, Italian, French, Japanese, and Israeli aviation. He moves easily from theory to concrete example and back again, in the process discussing the social, economic, and political components of air power, the major wars and police actions in which aircraft have been employed, the composition of air forces, and the creation of aviation industries from the Wright brothers and the early pusher aircraft of World War I through Boeingand#8217;s competition with Airbus and the development of the Eurofighter.

In this precise, interpretive, and informative volume, Higham looks at everything from the roots of strategic bombing and tactical air power, to the lessons learned and unlearned during the invasion of Ethiopia, the war in China, and the Spanish Civil War, as well as the problems posed by jet aircraft in Korea and the use of Patriot missiles in the Persian Gulf. He covers anti-guerrilla operations, doctrine, industrial activities and equipment, as well as the development of commercial airlines.

Turning his attention to civil aviation in the closing pages, Higham discusses the and#147;warsand#8221; that saw Braniff fold as Continental filed for bankruptcy and Braziland#8217;s Embraer emerged as a third-world success story. He considers the rise and fall of Soviet civil aviation. He discusses the development of new aircraft and the expansion of airports such as Oand#8217;Hare, which handles more than 200,000 passengers daily.

Higham synthesizes a hundred years of aviation and air power into sets of principles and lessons for future generations of airmen and politicians. Like his earlier works, this book will capture the interest of scholars, students, enthusiasts, and general readers looking for a serious overview by one of the countryand#8217;s leading aviation historians.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-419) and index.

About the Author

Robin Higham, a former R.A.F. pilot, holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and is professor emeritus at Kansas State University. He is widely credited with having established aviation history as an academic discipline.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585442416
Author:
Higham, Robin
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Location:
College Station
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Aviation - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Air power
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Air power -- History.
Subject:
Military-Aviation History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Centennial of Flight Series
Series Volume:
32-Eno. 5
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
398 bandw photos.
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 3.5 lb

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