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The Age of Airpower : Its Rise and Fall.

Author: Martin Van Creveld
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A renowned military historian tells the story of airpower's rise in the twentieth century-- and argues that its great days are over.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Van Creveld, Martin.
Age of Airpower : Its Rise and Fall.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Van Creveld
ISBN: 9781586489823 1586489828
OCLC Number: 713010102
Description: 1 online resource (529 pages)
Contents: Preface; Part I Into the Blue 1900-1939; Chapter 1 Antecedents and Beginnings; Chapter 2 Test Passed; Chapter 3 Visions, Organizations, and Machines; Chapter 4 From War to War; Part II The Greatest War of All 1939-1945; Chapter 5 From Triumph to Stalemate; Chapter 6 War of Factories, War of Wits; Chapter 7 Closing the Ring; Chapter 8 From Carrier War to Grande Finale; Part III The War That Never Was 1945-1991; Chapter 9 The Dominant Factor; Chapter 10 The Jet and the Helicopter; Chapter 11 Missiles, Satellites, and Drones; Chapter 12 Paper Wars; Part IV Little Wars 1945-2010. Chapter 13 The Twilight of Naval AviationChapter 14 From Korea to the Sinai; Chapter 15 From the Sinai to Tehran; Chapter 16 Spurious Victories?; Part V War Amongst the People 1898-2010; Chapter 17 The First Four Decades; Chapter 18 Lose and Leave; Chapter 19 A War Too Far; Chapter 20 After Vietnam; Conclusions: Going Down, 1945-?; Notes; Index; Martin van Creveld.

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A renowned military historian tells the story of airpower's rise in the twentieth century-- and argues that its great days are over.

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