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Beyond the wild blue : a history of the u.s. air force, 1947-2007

Author: Walter J Boyne
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The second edition of Beyond the Wild Blue, an update of the popular history originally released in 1997, is a fascinating look at sixty 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)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter J Boyne
ISBN: 9781429901802 1429901802
OCLC Number: 865022501
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed November 21, 2013).
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Responsibility: Walter J. Boyne.

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The second edition of Beyond the Wild Blue, an update of the popular history originally released in 1997, is a fascinating look at sixty 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. In three new chapters, Walter Boynecovers an eventful ten years, including 9/11, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the second Gulf War, describing in detail thetechnological advancements that led to highly efficient airstrikes inIraq. He also takes stock of the Air Force'sdoctrine and mission statementsas this unique sector of the military grapples with an ever-changing world.

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