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The influence of airpower upon history : statesmanship, diplomacy, and foreign policy since 1903

Author: Robin Higham; Mark P Parillo
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2013.
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From early zeppelins, to the Luftwaffe and the Enola Gay, to the unmanned aerial vehicles of today, air power has long been regarded as an invaluable instrument of war. However, nations have employed aircraft for many other purposes as well; they provide security and surveillance, and they are vital to myriad diplomatic and humanitarian efforts. Air power has become a means for statesmen to advance a variety of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Influence of airpower upon history.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2013
(DLC) 2012043104
(OCoLC)788282262
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Higham; Mark P Parillo
ISBN: 081313675X 9780813136752 0813140722 9780813140728
OCLC Number: 847547713
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 317 pages :) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: States and strategic airpower: continuity and change, 1906-1939 / John H. Morrow Jr. --
Politics and French aviators: a prism on the international European crises of the 1930s / Patrick Facon --
Hitler, airpower, and statecraft / Richard R. Muller --
The emperor and the despot : statesmen, patronage, and the strategic bomber in Imperial and Soviet Russia, 1909-1959 / David R. Jones --
Statesmen and airpower in Latin America, 1945-2010 / René de la Pedraja --
Presidential statesmen and U.S. airpower : personalities and perceptions / Jeffery S. Underwood --
Gunboat diplomacy : presidential use of aircraft carriers and their embarked air wings / Douglas V. Smith and Kent S. Coleman --
Chinese statesmen and the use of airpower --
Andrew S. Erickson --
A century of airpower / Mark Parillo.
Responsibility: edited by Robin Higham and Mark Parillo ; foreword by General Richard B. Myers, USAF (Ret.).

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From early zeppelins, to the Luftwaffe and the Enola Gay, to the unmanned aerial vehicles of today, air power has long been regarded as an invaluable instrument of war. However, nations have employed aircraft for many other purposes as well; they provide security and surveillance, and they are vital to myriad diplomatic and humanitarian efforts. Air power has become a means for statesmen to advance a variety of goals, opening up new possibilities and problems in times of peace as well as war. The Influence of Air Power upon History examines the many ways in which aviation technology h.

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