Home > View Categories > History >

Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II
Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II Stephen Budiansky 0670032859 9780670032853 Within a decade of the Wright Brothers?historic flight at Kitty Hawk, pilots were dropping the first crude bomb
Stock Image - Actual Cover May Vary
 

Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II by Stephen Budiansky

Within a decade of the Wright Brothers?historic flight at Kitty Hawk, pilots were dropping the first crude bombs out of airplanes in combat while visionaries were predicting that the crushing power of an aerial assault would end warfare as we knew it.Yet for much of the first century of flight the myth of the airplane? unstoppable power often surged far ahead of technological reality. It would take both brilliant new inventions and bold new thinking for air power to triumph at last?s it did with such devastating effect in the two Gulf wars.This sweeping history includes the latest inside details of air operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, where precision weapons and unmanned drones quickly determined the outcome of the fight against the Taliban and Saddam Hussein. Stephen Budiansky draws on combat memoirs, government archives, and museum collections to create a sobering and dramatic account of the air wars of the last hundred years. A story of ideas and men, of intricate machines and fierce passions, Air Poweris an edge-of-the-seat drama of contemporary warfare and technology crafted by one of our most gifted writers.

Author: Stephen Budiansky

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 2004-04-12

Our Price: $4.09

Quantity:2
ISBN: 0670032859
Quantity:

Description
 
Stephen Budiansky  Hardcover


Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

View Categories > History
View Categories > History > Military
View Categories > Science & Math
View Categories > Science & Math > Technology
View Categories