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Hap Arnold and the Evolution of American Airpower

Written by Dr. Dik Alan Daso

From 1938 to 1946, as the first Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces—the largest, most powerful air armada that has ever been assembled—Henry Harley “Hap” Arnold fought World War II not in the field but in Congress, on the Army General Staff, in factories, and in universities. His vision of airpower as more than just sophisticated aircraft not only established U.S. air supremacy during the war but also laid the foundations for the technology, infrastructure, and philosophy of today's air force.

The first biographer to draw from all of Hap Arnold's personal papers as well as recently declassified military documents, Dr. Daso traces a career centered around the airplane, the technological achievement that revolutionized twentieth-century warfare.

Describing the technology, institutions, and individuals—from the Wright Brothers to the president of Caltech—that influenced Arnold's decisions as a general, Dr. Daso shows how the peacetime experiences of World War II's foremost military airman shaped the evolution of American military aviation as a whole. (Credit: Amazon)

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Price: $30.00 including shipping

The Vietnam War: a Chronology of War

Edited by Col. Raymond K. Bluhm, Jr., US Army (Ret)

The Vietnam War: a Chronology of War is a richly-detailed, day-by-day account of significant Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force events from the Vietnam War – from the role of military advisers to the 1975 fall of Saigon.

Each entry is full of historical information and identifies the date, location, and military units involved, while introductory essays place these events within the context of the overall conflict.

Published in cooperation with the Army, Naval, and Marine Corps historical foundations, this encyclopedic account of the history of the Vietnam War comes to life with original photos and colorful art from the collections of all four services and military artists.

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Price: $50.00 including shipping

The Air Force

Edited by General James P. McCarthy, USAF (Ret), and Colonel Drue L. DeBerry, USAF (Ret)

This is a large-format book published in preparation for the Centennial of Flight celebration in 2003 and makes a great gift for an Air Force member, retiree, or veteran.

Westport, Connecticut: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., 2002. Copyright © 2002 by The Air Force Historical Foundation. 368 pages with illustrations, table of contents, and index.

Price: $40.00 including shipping

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