Winged Defence: Development and Possibilities of Modern Air Power

3.5 avg rating
( 40 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9780486257716: Winged Defence: Development and Possibilities of Modern Air Power
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

An outstanding U.S. air commander in World War I, General William Mitchell was the first serious proponent of an independent U.S. air force and a unified defense department. His staunch and relentless advocacy of air power, however, was accompanied by outspoken public attacks against the War and Navy departments, for which he was court-martialed in 1925. Mitchell's theories of American air power, nevertheless, were sound; and eventually many of his proposals and prophecies?including strategic bombardment, mass airborne operations, and the eclipse of the battleship by the airplane?were demonstrated in World War II.
In this book, first published in 1925, Mitchell speaks of America's present and future role in the air. Compiled from Congressional records, articles in public journals, and personal experience, Winged Defense outlines the importance of air power in military and commercial terms, discusses U.S. aeronautical leadership, the dominance of aircraft over naval vessels and the organization of an air force, the importance of establishing an air defense system, the effect of air power on modifying and limiting international armaments, defensive measures against aircraft, and many other topics. Supplemented with rare vintage photographs, the book is a clearly written testament by one of the twentieth century's most farsighted and influential military leaders.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Arguably no American was more instrumental in promoting the development and use of airpower than Billy Mitchell. "Winged Defense" remains a premier aviation classic and a must-read for all service and commercial aviators. Logisticians, military historians, entrepreneurs, economists, leaders of all types, and those interested in the power of ideas will find this book valuable.

--"Air and Space Power Journal""

Arguably no American was more instrumental in promoting the development and use of airpower than Billy Mitchell. Winged Defense remains a premier aviation classic and a must-read for all service and commercial aviators. Logisticians, military historians, entrepreneurs, economists, leaders of all types, and those interested in the power of ideas will find this book valuable.

--Air and Space Power Journal

About the Author:

Robert S. Ehlers Jr. is a colonel in the United States Air Force. He is currently serving as a professor of airpower history at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Colonel Ehlers has also served in command positions at the squadron and group levels.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780817356057: Winged Defense: The Development and Possibilities of Modern Air Power-economic and Military (Alabama Fire Ant)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0817356053 ISBN 13:  9780817356057
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press, 2010
Softcover

9780486453187: Winged Defense: The Development and Possibilities of Modern Air Power--Economic and Military (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science)

Dover ..., 2006
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

William Mitchell
Published by Dover Publications (1988)
ISBN 10: 0486257711 ISBN 13: 9780486257716
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Dover Publications, 1988. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0486257711

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
41.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.58
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Mitchell, William
ISBN 10: 0486257711 ISBN 13: 9780486257716
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0486257711

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
56.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.94
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Mitchell, William
ISBN 10: 0486257711 ISBN 13: 9780486257716
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # E-0486257711

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
69.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.94
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds