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Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed
Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed
by John F. Ross
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The sensational true story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's greatest flying aceAt the turn of the twentieth century two new technologies—the car and airplane—took the nations imagination by storm as they burst, like comets, into... (read more)

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Duel #11: P-47 Thunderbolt vs. BF 109G/K: Europe 1943-45
Duel #11: P-47 Thunderbolt vs. BF 109G/K: Europe 1943-45
by Martin Bowman
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"...this collection of first-hand accounts from the fighters is a pick for any military library." -California Bookwatch, November 2008 "In all, an excellent addition to what has become a popular series. I know you will enjoy it as much as... (read more)

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Life and Death in Bomber Command
Life and Death in Bomber Command
by Tony Redding
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Published to coincide with the seventieth anniversary of the Dambusters, the daring raids on German dams by 617 Squadron, this book provides an amazingly insight into what it was like to be a rear gunner on a bomber during the Second World War.... (read more)

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Picture History of World War 2 American
Picture History of World War 2 American
by Joshua Stoff
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Over 250 rare photographs depict one of the greatest industrial feats of World War II: the massive production of American military aircraft. Photos show teams of workers turning out Boeing B-17 bombers in Seattle, huge B-24D Liberators at the Ford plant... (read more)

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Journey's End: Bomber Command's Battle from Arnhem to Dresden and Beyond
Journey's End: Bomber Command's Battle from Arnhem to Dresden and Beyond
by Kevin Wilson
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A comprehensive account of the final year of the bomber war, filled with personal accounts of what it was like to fly over Arnhem, Dresden, and dozens of other missions In February 1945, British and American bombers rained down thousands of tons of... (read more)

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Slacks and Calluses : Our Summer in a Bomber Factory (99 Edition)
Slacks and Calluses : Our Summer in a Bomber Factory (99 Edition)
by Constance Bowman
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   In 1943 two spirited young teachers decided to do their part for the war effort by spending their summer vacation working the swing shift on a B-24 production line at a San Diego bomber plant. Entering a male-dominated realm of welding... (read more)

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The Road to Big Week
The Road to Big Week
by Eric M. Hammel
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THE ROAD TO BIG WEEK The Struggle for Daylight Air Supremacy Over Western Europe July 1942 February 1944 By Eric Hammel The Road to Big Week begins with a thorough examination of American development of a strategic bombing doctrine from its earliest... (read more)

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Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot: Defending the Reich Against the RAF and Usaaf
Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot: Defending the Reich Against the RAF and Usaaf
by John Weal
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Within weeks of war being declared, Wolfgang Fischer had volunteered to join the Luftwaffe and spent nearly five of the succeeding six years of hostilities in uniform. During this time he was given a succession of postings varying from a long-range recce... (read more)

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Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II
Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II
by Stephen Budiansky
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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... (read more)

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Sr-71 Blackbird: Stories, Tales, and Legends
Sr-71 Blackbird: Stories, Tales, and Legends
by Richard H. Graham
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Feel the Mach 3 power generated by Lockheed's incredibly fast SR-71 Blackbird! Former SR-71 pilot, instructor and wing commander, Richard Graham, presents the most intriguing SR-71 stories ever told. This once highly classified program is fully revealed... (read more)

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Lost in Tibet: The Untold Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed Plane, and the Will to Survive
Lost in Tibet: The Untold Story of Five American Airmen, a Doomed Plane, and the Will to Survive
by Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt
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Caught in a violent storm and blown far off their intended course, five American airmen — flying the dangerous Himalayan supply route known as "The Hump" — were forced to bail out just seconds before their plane ran out of fuel. To their... (read more)

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Special Air Service
Special Air Service
by James Shortt
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Illustrated Book of Fighter Aircraft: From the Earliest Planes to the Supersonic Jets of Today - Featuring Images from the Imperial War Museum
Illustrated Book of Fighter Aircraft: From the Earliest Planes to the Supersonic Jets of Today - Featuring Images from the Imperial War Museum
by Francis Crosby
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A comprehensive illustrated history of fighter aircraft, from the earliest planes to the supersonic jets of today - featuring 600 images, many from the Imperial War Museum.... (read more)

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Aircraft of the Aces #59: Israeli Mirage and Nesher Aces
Aircraft of the Aces #59: Israeli Mirage and Nesher Aces
by Shlomo Aloni
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Israeli delta fighters pilots have been credited with almost 300 kills between 1966 and 1974, and dozens of them became aces. The Israeli aerial kill exchange rate and overall air-to-air performance was phenomenal. Although the Israeli pilots were flying... (read more)

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Profiles of Flight - Vought F4 Corsair: Carrier and Land-Based Fighter
Profiles of Flight - Vought F4 Corsair: Carrier and Land-Based Fighter
by Dave Windle
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The Vought F4U was the best carrier based fighter of WW2. 12,571 aircraft were built and downed 2,140 enemy aircraft for the loss of only 189 Corsairs. It was developed early in 1938 for the US Navy. The designer, Tex Beisel, worked on the principle of... (read more)

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Wings Over San Antonio
Wings Over San Antonio
by Melvin Brown
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In March 1910, Lt. Benjamin Foulois was ordered to Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, Texas, with a used Wright Brothers aeroplane and a small contingent of enlisted men. His mission was to teach himself how to operate this primitive flying machine and... (read more)

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Airborne Armour: Tetrarch, Locust, Hamilcar and the 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment 1938-50
Airborne Armour: Tetrarch, Locust, Hamilcar and the 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment 1938-50
by Keith Flint
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Despite all the works on airborne forces published since 1945, the full story of Britain's 'airborne armour' has remained untold. This book is intended to correct that omission. The story has two main strands - the project to fly tanks onto the... (read more)

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Tempsford Academy: Churchill and Roosevelt's Secret Airfield
Tempsford Academy: Churchill and Roosevelt's Secret Airfield
by Bernard O'connor
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The remarkable story of the American Secret Service's involvement in secret operations in occupied Europe during World War II. The story is based around RAF Tempsford which was designed by an illusionist to give over-flying enemy pilots the impression... (read more)

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Aircraft of the Aces #63: Fokker D VII Aces of World War I: Part 2
Aircraft of the Aces #63: Fokker D VII Aces of World War I: Part 2
by Norman Franks
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With Sopwith Triplane Aces of World War I: "This is the first time I have read examples of these books... If these books are representative, it must be a truly formidable series... Although both books complement each other, they both can stand alone... (read more)

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Aircraft of the Aces #125: F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat Aces of Vf-2
Aircraft of the Aces #125: F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat Aces of Vf-2
by Thomas Cleaver
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Thomas McKelvey Cleaver is a screenwriter who has written 12 produced motion pictures, and who holds both BA and MA degrees in History. He is a long-time contributor to such aviation publications as Air International, Air Enthusiast Quarterly, Air Force... (read more)

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