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  • Blossoms in the Wind

    Human Legacies of the Kamikaze

    A revelatory and groundbreaking account of Imperial Japan’s kamikaze—the suicide pilots of World War II—as told through the eyes of the survivorsIn the final year of World War II, a horrific new weapon was unleashed in the Pacific: the kamikaze. Idealistic, young Japanese men had been taught that there was no greater glory than to sacrifice one’s life to defend the homeland. Now, with the war all ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • A Bridge Too Far

    The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II

    The classic account of the Battle of Arnhem—one of the most dramatic battles of World War II.In September of 1944, Allied forces launched Operation Market Garden, a doomed attempt invasion of the German-occupied Netherlands. At the vanguard of this operation, British and American airborne forces were dropped into the Dutch city of Arnhem—behind enemy lines—to capture the crucial bridge across the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Black Aces High

    The Story of a Modern Fighter Squadron at War

    Black Aces High is the riveting account of a modern fighter squadron at war and the exploits, triumphs, and traumas of its pilots.The Black Aces: their courage, ferocity, and instincts made them legendary in military aviation. Flying F-14 Tomcats, they played as much a part in recent US operations in Kosovo as did any air squadron in the theater, air force or navy, and probably more. Because of ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Bomber Mafia

    A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War

    Dive into this “truly compelling” (Good Morning America) New York Times bestseller that explores how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war—from the creator and host of the podcast Revisionist History.In The Bomber Mafia*,* Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Operation Allied Force 1999

    NATO's airpower victory in Kosovo

    Series Book 45 - Air Campaign
    A focused, illustrated history and analysis of perhaps the most complete air power victory in modern times, NATO's war against Serbian forces over Kosovo.On the night of March 24, 1999, NATO forces began military action to stop Serbia's campaign of repression during the Kosovo War. Initially planned to be a 72-hour operation, it took 78 days of sustained air warfare for Operation Allied Force to ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Four Geniuses of the Battle of Britain

    Watson-Watt, Henry Royce, Sydney Camm & RJ Mitchell

    "Had it not been for the vital contributions of the four men and their inventions described in this book the Battle of Britain could not have been won by the Royal Air Force. Each of these brilliant men contributed enormously to the aircraft and equipment upon which the gallant RAF fighter pilots depended to take on and defeat the hitherto overpowering Luftwaffe during Hitlers European onslaught. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Vanishing Act

    The Enduring Mystery Behind the Legendary Doolittle Raid over Tokyo

    by Dan Hampton ...
    From New York Times bestselling author Dan Hampton comes the gripping, untold story of a vital s****ecret mission set during the darkest days of the Second World War.In the dark days after the devastating Pearl Harbor attacks during the spring of 1942, the United States was determined to show the world that the Axis was not invincible. Their bold plan? Bomb Tokyo. On April 18, 1942, sixteen B-25s, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Bomber Aircrew Experience

    Dealing Out Punishment from the Air

    by Philip Kaplan ...
    Discover the wartime experiences of the bomber boys in World War II.Flying bombers during World War II was a harrowing ordeal. Unlike the fighter jocks, who pit their skill and wits against each other in agile aerial combat, the bomber boys had to endure the fear and savagery of the air war with grim acceptance-their only option to sit and take it. Manning lumbering machines that could not ... Read more

    $21.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Fighter Boys

    The Battle of Britain, 1940

    For 123 days in the summer of 1940, 3,000 youthful airmen in the Royal Air Force fought back against Hitler’s advancing forces with a heroism that astonished the world. Drawing on interviews with scores of surviving pilots as well as diaries and letters never before seen, military historian and journalist Patrick Bishop re-creates with astonishing intimacy and clarity this excruciating, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Final Flight

    A Bermuda Triangle Mystery

    by Tony Blackman ...
    Series series A Peter Talbert Aviation Mystery
    This book is a Bermuda Triangle Mystery. A modern airliner flying from the Caribbean to Bermuda carrying 10 priceless impressionist paintings disappears near Bermuda. Peter Talbert, aviation expert and working for the airline, investigates the loss of the aircraft. He meets an art insurance specialist who has no time for all the aviation experts making technical guesses of the problem but she ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Fall of the Red Baron

    World War I Aerial Tactics and the Death of Richthofen

    by Leon Bennett ...
    Fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron) lacked innate aerobatic ability. As a tyro, he attempted to solve this problem through denial, going so far as to sneer at stunting as pointless. Great War air combat experience proved quite the reverse, and so we would anticipate a short and sad fighting life for the fellow. Yet the Red Baron became the Great War's single greatest scorer, as ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Buffaloes over Singapore

    RAF, RAAF, RNZAF and Dutch Brester Fighters in Action Over Malaya and the East Indies 1941–1942

    This WWII history recounts how RAF pilots, outgunned by superior Japanese aircraft, nevertheless flew and fought their way to victory.In 1940, the Royal Air Force Purchasing Commission acquired more than 100 Brewster B-339 Buffalo fighter planes from the US. But when the aircraft were deemed below par for service in the UK, the vast majority were diverted for use in the Far East, where it was ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Storm Over Iraq

    Air Power and the Gulf War

    An incisive account of the Persian Gulf War, Storm Over Iraq shows how the success of Operation Desert Storm was the product of two decades of profound changes in the American approach to defense, military doctrine, and combat operations. The first detailed analysis of why the Gulf War could be fought the way it was, the book examines the planning and preparation for war. Richard P. Hallion argues ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Wings of War

    Great Combat Tales of Allied and Axis Pilots During World War II

    Experience World War II aerial combat firsthand with true-life accounts from Allied and Axis pilots who were really there.An American who flew a P-36 against the Japanese at Pearl Harbor while still in his Sunday pajamas. A German Sturmstaffel pilot who tangled with American B-24s in the skies over his homeland. A British RAF officer who mastered flight in the Spitfire fighter. A Hungarian Bf 109 ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sukhoi Aircraft's 1963 Proposed Jet VTOL Design The Stunningly Modern

    by David Myhra ...
    In the early 1960s, Sukhoi’s OKB “skunk works” had a very capable aviation designer, highly interested in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flying machines. Most of the world’s aviation companies had pretty much given up on VTOLs. This was pre-computer days and landing a VTOL manually proved extremely difficult. Sukhoi OKB chief designer, R.G. Martirosov’s “Barrage-1” shape was to be very ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Mammoth Book of Fighter Pilots

    by Jon E. Lewis ...
    Series Book 373 - Mammoth Books
    From yesteryear's flying aces to today's top guns...Veteran anthologist Jon E. Lewis has assembled firsthand accounts from all the great military campaigns of aerial warfare, including World Wars I and II, the Spanish Civil War, Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands, the Gulf, and Bosnia. Page after exciting page of this singular collection brings into vivid play the exploits of such legendary pilots as ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Every Man A Tiger (Revised)

    The Gulf War Air Campaign

    Series Book 2 - Commander Series
    General Chuck Horner commanded the U.S. and allied air assets—the forces of a dozen nations—during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and was responsible for the design and execution of one of the most devastating air campaigns in history. Never before has the Gulf air war planning, a process filled with controversy and stormy personalities, been revealed in such rich, provocative detail. And in this ... Read more

    $8.99 USD $7.99 USD

  • Kill Chain

    The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins

    An essential and page-turning narrative on the history of drone warfare from journalist Andrew Cockburn, exploring how this practice emerged, who made it happen, and the real consequences of targeted killing.Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination. Yet few understand how and why this has become our principal way of waging war. Kill Chain uncovers the real and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • To Hanoi and Back

    The U.S. Air Force and North Vietnam, 1966-1973

    After nearly eighteen months of the largely unsuccessful bombing campaign called Operation Rolling Thunder, the US Air Force began to look for ways to overcome technological, geographical, and political challenges in North Vietnam and use limited air power more effectively. In 1972 the two Linebacker campaigns joined with other air operations to make a dramatic, although temporary, difference. ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Wolfpack Warriors

    The Story of World War II’s Most Successful Fighter Outfit

    by Roger Freeman ...
    In the later years of the Second World War Germany was subjected to a tremendous onslaught by the bomber commands of both the RAF and USAAF, as well as being assaulted by land. For these twin strategies to succeed the Allies had to obtain and hold air supremacy over Western Europe. That this was achieved was predominantly the work of USAAF long-range fighters operating from the eastern shores of ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Pegasus Bridge

    The acclaimed WWII historian’s “illuminating account of . . . an operation as strategically important as any fought on D-Day” (The New York Times Book Review).In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Mission Accomplished

    The Engaging Memoir of a Czech Fighter Pilot Flying for Britain in World War Two

    by Frank Mares ...
    A heroic account of a man who overcame immense obstacles to avenge his country against Nazi Germany during the Second World War.Appalled at the German occupation of his homeland in 1939, Frank Mares determined to assist his country in their battle for freedom in the only way he could—as a fighter pilot. Unable to do so from Czechoslovakia he began his mission, navigating his way through Poland to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Rise of the Mavericks

    The U.S. Air Force Security Service and the Cold War

    Series series Transforming War
    Rise of the Mavericks traces the beginnings and subsequent development of the U.S. Air Force Security Service. Established in 1948 as part of the emerging U.S. national security apparatus, this communications intelligence organization was meant to place the fledgling U.S. Air Force on a competitive footing with its Army and Navy counterparts. As World War II ended and the Cold War began, Air Force ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway

    by David Rigby ...
    During the Battle of Midway in June 1942, US Navy dive bomber pilot Wade McClusky proved himself to be one of the greatest pilots and combat leaders in American history, but his story has never been told – until now.It was Wade McClusky who remained calm when the Japanese fleet was not where it was expected to be. It was he who made the counterintuitive choice to then search to the north instead ... Read more

    $14.99 USD