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Boyne, Walter J. 1929-

Works: 111 works in 401 publications in 7 languages and 26,637 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Military history  Juvenile works  Popular works  Pop-up books  Toy and movable books  Anecdotes  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: PS3552.O937, 629.13009
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Publications about Walter J Boyne
Publications by Walter J Boyne
Most widely held works by Walter J Boyne
Beyond the wild blue : a history of the United States Air Force, 1947-1997 by Walter J Boyne( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 1,773 libraries worldwide
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
The Smithsonian book of flight by Walter J Boyne( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,680 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the rapid evolution of aviation technology and focuses on the meaning of flight for the human spirit
The wild blue : the novel of the U.S. Air Force by Walter J Boyne( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 1,078 libraries worldwide
The Smithsonian book of flight for young people by Walter J Boyne( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 956 libraries worldwide
A history of human flight, from man's oldest dreams, through the World Wars which generated rapid advances in aviation, to the present jet age
Clash of Titans : World War II at sea by Walter J Boyne( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 922 libraries worldwide
Companion volume to Clash of wings (1994). This volume covers "the great naval campaigns from 1939 to 1945. Boyne vividly depicts all the pivotal battles and skillfully analyzes each nation's naval tactics and strategy as he explains how seapower shaped and changed the course of the war." Libr J
Clash of wings : air power in World War II by Walter J Boyne( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 903 libraries worldwide
Boyne writes an account of the role of air power in World War II, including the author's conclusions that the Japanese Air Force was too small, that the Allies were slow to effectively use air power, and that the role of the Soviet Air Force is very underrated
Trophy for eagles by Walter J Boyne( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 873 libraries worldwide
A historical novel about the golden age of aviation and the men and women who competed for prizes, jobs, love, and glory
Power behind the wheel : creativity and the evolution of the automobile by Walter J Boyne( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 libraries worldwide
Examines the design and technological advances of automobiles and gives insight into the people who create them
The influence of air power upon history by Walter J Boyne( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 705 libraries worldwide
For hundreds of years before the first flight at Kittyhawk on December 17, 1903, man had sought to gain the ultimate view from the sky. There were as many ideas about how the ability to fly could be of use as there were failed machines that attempted to accomplish it. This quest for air power, defined as the ability to conduct military, commercial, or humanitarian operations from the air, has had far-reaching implications not only for combat technology, but also in politics, diplomacy, technology, and mass culture. Where Alfred Thayer Mahan's classic work, The Influence of Sea Power upon History, catalogues the elements that made naval prowess a determinant of a nation's strength, this book studies the development of air-power philosophy by examining its theory and practice as demonstrated not only in war, but in the myriad demands it makes upon the nations that employ it. In air power, as in sea power, the evolution from concept to practical execution goes through many individuals, each improving on previous work. The personalities of the inventors emerge as important factors in the creation and application of the new technology. This book focuses extensively on the impact of these personalities on air power and, thus, their effect on history. Many factors influenced the development of air power, including entirely new technologies that, in recent years, have included the jet engine and precision-guided munitions. The influence of air power was aided immeasurably by the simultaneous growth of aviation, motion pictures, radio, and, later, television. In turn, the media's influence grew tremendously because of its profound ability to observe and transmit events around the globe, thereby imposing an urgency on both military and civilian life. The Influence of Air Power upon History is a thorough examination of how air power was applied from the very earliest days of the balloon down to the latest use of space technology. Including both air and aerospace military power in his considerations, Boyne (a retired U.S. Air Force colonel) surveys, in a celebratory fashion, the use of air power in international conflict. His analysis is perfectly in line with the technological fetishism of most U.S. war planners, almost invariably arguing that the imposition of superior air power is the most decisive factor in winning wars, and even suggesting that the American war in Vietnam would have been won with just a little more bombing. Chapters cover the development and deployment of air power doctrines by the United States, its allies, and its enemies in wars in which it was politically concerned
The two o'clock war : the 1973 Yom Kippur conflict and the airlift that saved Israel by Walter J Boyne( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
An account of the events on October 6, 1973, covers the attack on Israel and the counterattack efforts of Operation Nickel Grass, a conflict that marked a significant point in the nuclear tensions between the United States and Russia
The leading edge by Walter J Boyne( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and German and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Beretter med mange illustrationer om flyvningens historie
Rising tide : the untold story of the Russian submarines that fought the Cold War by Gary E Weir( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 657 libraries worldwide
"Throughout the Cold War, Soviet submariners patrolled the world's oceans, playing a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with their American counterparts in a silent struggle hundreds of feet below the surface. Rising Tide tells the Soviet side of these secretive operations. Drawing on newly available archives, as well as interviews with a dozen former Soviet commanders - access never before granted to Western researchers - this narrative shows that confrontations between nuclear-armed subs were far more dangerous than we ever thought." "With sixteen pages of never-before-seen photos, Rising Tide recounts successful Soviet operations, including top secret exercises off the American coast, and espionage coups, such as the spy-ship that monitored American missile tests off the Florida coast and collected the debris in full view of the US Navy. All too common were the near-misses, heroic rescues, and deadly catastrophes that plagued Soviet submarines over the years, including the horrific nuclear accident on board the ill-fated K-19, later nicknamed the "Hiroshima"; the internal fire that sank the K-8 in 1970 with twenty-two sailors on board, and the dramatic escape of crewmembers from the Komsomolets in 1989, as narrated by a survivor."--Jacket
Beyond the horizons : the Lockheed story by Walter J Boyne( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the Lockheed company and discusses how the company started, how their airplanes helped the affected the outcome of World War II, how their engineers achieved fame, and other related topics
Vertical flight : the age of the helicopter ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
Traces the development of the helicopter and vertical takeoff aircraft, describes key technological breakthroughs, and looks at the future of helicopters
Eagles at war by Walter J Boyne( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
American aviation pioneers Frank Bandfield and Hadley Roget work toward an Allied air victory while their nemesis Bruno Hafner works toward developing the jet fighter and other weapons for Hitler
Dawn over Kitty Hawk : a novel of the Wright brothers by Walter J Boyne( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
A pair of bicycle shop owners struggle with their father's disapproval and the workings of such figures as Samuel Langly and Alexander Graham Bell, who sabotage and compete against their efforts to develop the first powered aircraft
Weapons of Desert Storm by Walter J Boyne( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Profiles more than 50 air, land, and sea weapons fielded by the U.S., its allies, and Iraq
The Army times book of great land battles : from the Civil War to the Gulf War by J. D Morelock( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Reviews fourteen important land battles that changed the nature of both warfare and politics
Flight by Walter J Boyne( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
Examines flight and aerodynamics, various types of airplanes, commercial flight patterns and supersonics
Brassey's air combat reader by Philip Handleman( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 libraries worldwide
En samling af bidrag som beskriver luftkrigsførelse generelt dækkende perioden 1.verdenskrig til krigen i Iraq. Bogen afsluttes med et kapitel om luftkrigsførelse i det 21. århundrede
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Alternative Names
Boyne, Walter
Boyne, Walter 1929-
Walter J. Boyne Amerikaans officier
Walter J. Boyne US Air Force officer
ولتر ج. بوين، 1929-
ボーイン, ウォルター・J
English (163)
Czech (3)
German (2)
Japanese (2)
Polish (1)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)
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