Beyond the Wild Blue: A History of the U.S. Air Force, 1947-2007 (2nd edition)

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Macmillan, 2007/06/26 - 576 ページ

The second edition of Beyond the Wild Blue, an update of the popular history originally released in 1997, is a fascinating look at sixty 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.
In three new chapters, Walter Boyne covers an eventful ten years, including 9/11, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the second Gulf War, describing in detail the technological advancements that led to highly efficient airstrikes in Iraq. He also takes stock of the Air Force's doctrine and mission statements as this unique sector of the military grapples with an ever-changing world.

 

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BEYOND THE WILD BLUE: A History of the U.S. Air Force 1947-2007, 2nd Edition

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Readers of veteran aviation writer Boyne will know what to expect in this update of The Wild Blue (1998): an enthusiastic account of American air power, rich in personal anecdotes as well as ... レビュー全文を読む

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1 The man of influence
1
19431949
19
3 The first crucible
47
19531961
99
5 The many facets of war
145
four major commands
193
7 Change after vietnam
225
8 Leadership doctrine and technology after vietnam
253
11 Terror and response
349
12 Assessing problems and facing challenges
367
Appendix one
391
Appendix two
395
Appendix three
399
Appendix four
425
Bibliography
433
A chronology of aerospace power since 1903
439

springboard to the future
291
10 Unremitting warfare
333

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WALTER J. BOYNE is a retired colonel of the United States Air Force, and the former Director of the National Air and Space Museum. He has written forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling Weapons of the Gulf War and The Wild Blue (written with Steven L. Thomson). He makes his home in Ashburn, Virginia.

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