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US Air Power

Joe Caddell

in Military History

ISBN: 9780199791279
Published online March 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199791279-0079
US Air Power

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The history of aviation can be divided into two basic categories, civilian and military. Sadly, the majority of the histories written since 1903 have dealt with the military applications of flying. This bibliography reflects this imbalance, but it is important to note that neither military nor civilian aviation can be understood in isolation from the other. Another aspect of the field worth noting is the range of perspectives. For obvious reasons, many works focus on the complex technological issues inherent to the subject. Others are descriptive narratives of the type referred to by one prominent military historian as the “Look mom, I am flying” school of writing. Nevertheless, there are many serious and scholarly treatments of this interesting and vital topic. What follows is a modest attempt to annotate a few of the more important works. And, while this is a bibliography focused on American air power, it includes a number of works dealing with aviation in other countries. This is a simple reflection of the reality that air power evolved as an international phenomenon, in both its military and civil applications.

Article.  32585 words. 

Subjects: Military History ; Pre-20th Century Warfare ; First World War ; Second World War ; Post-WW2 Military History

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