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The Resource Air power : a global history, Jeremy Black

Air power : a global history, Jeremy Black

Label
Air power : a global history
Title
Air power
Title remainder
a global history
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Black
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This essential book offers a compelling and original interpretation of the rise of military aviation. Jeremy Black, one of the world’s finest scholars of military history, provides a lucid analysis of the use of airpower over land and sea both during the two world wars and the more limited wars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Considering both the theory and praxis of air power, the author begins with hot air balloons, and then highlights the use of zeppelins, piston engine fighters, jet bombers, and finally the so-called Military Revolution of today. While discussing the growth of American and European military aviation, Black, a pioneer in emphasizing the importance of non-Western military history for understanding global developments, also traces the emergence of air power in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Black breaks new ground by exploring not only to conventional war—both inside and outside Europe—but also to the use of air power in unconventional wars, especially critical given to the spread of insurgencies around the globe. He vividly describes traditional debates over the pros and cons of strategic bombing and aircraft carriers versus battleships and gives equal attention to managerial, doctrinal, and technological innovations. The author shows how better management resulted in increasing lethality of close air support of the RAF during the latter part of World War II and at the same times highlights the limits of air power with case studies of the two Gulf Wars. The author goes beyond our traditional understanding of air power associated with bombing and fighter engagements, adding the important elements associated with naval power, including ground/logistics support, anti-aircraft measures, and political constraints. As he explains, air power has become Western politicians’ weapon of choice, spreading maximum destruction with the minimum of commitment. His current and comprehensive study considers how we got to this point, and what the future has in store. Anyone seeking a balanced, accurate understanding of air power in history will find this book an essential introduction."--Publisher's information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
358.4/03
Index
index present
LC call number
UG630
LC item number
.B48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Air power : a global history, Jeremy Black
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Start of a New Arm -- The First World War -- The 1920s -- The 1930s -- The Second World War -- The Early Cold War, 1946-62 -- The Cold War: The Middle Period, 1963-75 -- The Later Cold War, 1976-89 -- Air Power and the Revolution in Military Affairs, 1990-2003 -- A Complex Reality, 2004-15 -- Into the Future -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 372 pages
Isbn
9781442250963
Lccn
2015031855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)919068284
Label
Air power : a global history, Jeremy Black
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Start of a New Arm -- The First World War -- The 1920s -- The 1930s -- The Second World War -- The Early Cold War, 1946-62 -- The Cold War: The Middle Period, 1963-75 -- The Later Cold War, 1976-89 -- Air Power and the Revolution in Military Affairs, 1990-2003 -- A Complex Reality, 2004-15 -- Into the Future -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 372 pages
Isbn
9781442250963
Lccn
2015031855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)919068284

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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