Lords of the Sky

Lords of the Sky

Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, From the Red Baron to the F-16

Large Print - 2014
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The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot and retired USAF F-16 legend Dan Hampton offers the first comprehensive popular history of combat aviation--a unique, entertaining, and action-packed look at the aces of the air and their machines, from the trailblazing aviators of World War I to today's technologically expert warriors flying supersonic jets.

One of the most decorated fighter pilots in history, U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Dan Hampton goes back 100 years to tell the extraordinary stories of the most famous fighter planes and the brave and daring heroes who made them legend. Told in his acclaimed high-octane style, Lords of the Sky is a fresh and exhilarating look at the development of aviation for history and military buffs alike.

Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2014.
Edition: large print edition, 1st HarperLuxe ed.
ISBN: 9780062298560
Characteristics: xii, 842 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm.

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SEBoiko
Dec 05, 2014

As always, fighting men are instruments of policy, not the creators of it, ...

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SEBoiko
Dec 05, 2014

War, however, turns all fighting men into professionals, even if only temporarily.

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SEBoiko
Dec 05, 2014

Technology had always been key to German success.

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SEBoiko
Dec 05, 2014

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

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SEBoiko
Nov 08, 2014

Assuming that your enemy will do as you expect is always dangerous,...

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tigershark855
Feb 18, 2015

Good overview of the history of air combat, and from a fighter pilot, no less. A very enjoyable book.

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JeanGuy2
Aug 07, 2014

A very well written concise history of all the notable combat pilots from the Great War to the second Iraq conflict. It will broaden your knowledge and give you interesting insights into their personalities and achievements.

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JeanGuy2
Aug 07, 2014

A very well written concise history of all the notable combat pilots from the Great War to the second Iraq conflict. It will broaden your knowledge and give you interesting insights into their personalities and achievements.

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Feb 18, 2015

tigershark855 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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