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Master of Airpower: General Carl A. Spaatz

Mets, David R.

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ISBN 10: 0891413170 / ISBN 13: 9780891413172
Published by Presidio Press, Novato, California, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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430pp/illus. "The story of General Carl 'Tooey' Spaatz's life is more than a biography of one of America's great military leaders. It is a history of the development of airpower--from the days of the 90- horsepower Curtiss 'Jennie' to early jet aircraft. It is also a fascinating inside look at the long, difficult struggle to win autonomy for the United States Air Force." Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 010496

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Title: Master of Airpower: General Carl A. Spaatz

Publisher: Presidio Press, Novato, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition

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...required reading for those who know, or would like to know, the way things were in the Air Force of yesterday.--Air Force Magazine

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During World War II, "Tooey" Spaatz directed tactical air operations in the North African and Sicilian campaigns, took over U.S. strategic air forces in Europe until the German surrender, then directed the final strategic bombing of Japan. In 1947, he became the first chief of staff of the newly independent Air Force. A quiet, unpretentious man, Spaatz was not a colorful figure but he was a first-class military leader and organizer. Mets pays particular attention to Spaatz's career between the world wars, when he acquired staff and command experience that prepared him for the task of developing air-war policy during World War II, while building the organizations that implemented it. A natural diplomat, Spaatz resisted attempts by the Royal Air Force to gain control of U.S. strategic air forces and later walked a fine line between the two powerful U.S. army and navy commanders in the Pacific, General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz. Photos.
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