Air Power in the Age of Total War

Air Power in the Age of Total War

John Buckley
Distribution: U.S. and Canada
Publication date: 3/1/1999
Format: paper 272 pages
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-21324-2
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A fascinating study of the changing military role of air power in the twentieth century, this book examines the sensational impact of the Great War, the pioneering work of air power theorists and visionaries in the interwar period, the air arms race, the SecondWorld War in Europe and the Far East, and finally, the post-war period.

Author Bio

John Buckley is Lecturer in History at the University of Wolverhampton.

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Table of Contents

1. Air power in the age of total war
2. The birth of air power
3. The First World War 1914-1918
4. The development of air power doctrine and theory 1918-1939
5. Global air power 1918-1939
6. The war in Europe 1939-1945
7. The war in the Far East 1937-1945
8. Air power and the post-war world
9. Conclusions
Bibliography
Index