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Beyond the wild blue : a history of the United States Air Force, 1947-1997

Author: Walter J Boyne
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Beyond the Wild Blue is a fascinating look at fifty 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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter J Boyne
ISBN: 0312154747 9780312154745
OCLC Number: 36126728
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne Book."
Description: xix, 442 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The man of influence --
The sorting-out process : 1943-1949 --
The first crucible --
Power and peace, 1953-1961 --
The many facets of war --
The pillars of the Air Force : four major commands --
Change after Vietnam --
Leadership, doctrine, and technology after Vietnam --
Victory : springboard to the future.
Responsibility: by Walter J. Boyne.
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Beyond the Wild Blue is a fascinating look at fifty 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.

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