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Billy Mitchell

Author: James J Cooke
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner, 2002.
Series: Art of war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This chronicle of a controversial figure - a man who could be charming, fanatical, arrogant, and confrontational - places Billy Mitchell in the context of the great debates over U.S. air power between the world wars. Mitchell demonstrated during World War I that massive air power could decisively affect combat operations on the ground, and he argued vehemently to anyone who would listen that air power would be the
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: William Mitchell; William (Soldat) Mitchell; William Mitchell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James J Cooke
ISBN: 1588260828 9781588260826
OCLC Number: 48920158
Description: xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Young Willie --
From the Philippines to Alaska --
The Great War, 1917 --
The Western Front --
Victory, 1918 --
Return to Washington --
The Ostfriesland --
Pacific Tour --
Glory, Glory, Billy Mitchell --
Damned Rot --
Resignation and Crusade --
Politics and Decline --
The Last Flight --
Mitchell Revived.
Series Title: Art of war.
Responsibility: James J. Cooke.

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