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The unsubstantial air : American fliers in the First World War

Author: Samuel Hynes
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"'The Unsubstantial Air' is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming a pilot and flying in combat over the Western Front, told through the words and voices of the aviators themselves."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Hynes
ISBN: 9780374535582 0374535582 9780374278007 0374278008 9780374712259 0374712255
OCLC Number: 898419540
Description: x, 322 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: A fire beyond the horizon --
An Occupation for Gentlemen --
The Ivy League air force --
Going --
Abroad I: first impressions --
Driving the machine --
The pleasurable sensation of flying --
Waiting for the war --
How to fight --
This killing business --
Abroad II: getting acquainted --
In pursuit --
Looking at the war --
A short history of bombing --
Summer: 1918 --
September: St. Mihiel --
Abroad III: end games --
The last battle --
November eleventh --
Afterwards.
Other Titles: American filers in the First World War
Responsibility: Samuel Hynes.

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The Unsubstantial Air is a chronicle of war that is more than a military history; it traces the lives and deaths of the young Americans who fought in the skies over Europe in World War I. Using  Read more...

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"The Unsubstantial Air is written with personal knowledge of what it is to be young and learning to fly, and of the gains and losses that combat flying brings to those who engage in it . . . those Read more...

 
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