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The age of airpower

Author: Martin Van Creveld
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView 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: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Van Creveld
ISBN: 9781586489816 158648981X 9781610391085 161039108X
OCLC Number: 656451616
Description: xii, 498 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Into the blue, 1900-1939 --
Antecedents and beginnings --
Test passed --
Visions, organizations, and machines --
From war to war --
The greatest war of all, 1939-1945 --
From triumph to stalemate --
War of factories, war of wits --
Closing the ring --
From carrier war to grand finale --
The war that never was, 1945-1991 --
The dominant factor --
The jet and the helicopter --
Missiles, satellites, and drones --
Paper wars --
Little wars, 1945-2010 --
The twilight of naval aviation --
From Korea to the Sinai --
From the Sinai to Tehran --
Spurious victories? --
War amongst the people, 1898-2010 --
The first four decades --
Lose and leave --
A war too far --
After Vietnam --
Going down, 1945-?
Responsibility: Martin van Creveld.

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Tells the story of air power, its remarkable dominance as an instrument of war throughout the second half of the twentieth century. In this book, the author argues that air power is now obsolete,  Read more...

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New York Times, April 30, 2011 "Martin van Creveld's work is always worth reading. 'The Age of Airpower' is equal parts historical survey, idiosyncratic editorializing, and bold prediction. Airpower Read more...

 
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