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Lords of the sky : fighter pilots and air combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16 / Dan Hampton.

Hampton, Dan, (author.).

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

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Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 358.4 HAMPTON (Text) 34706001475815 Aviation Collection Available -
 : Jim Mahle Memorial Aviation Collection.
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 358.4 HAMP (Text) 39213000718266 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 358.434 HAM (Text) 78551000522324 Non-Fiction Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library 358.4 HAM (Text) 70621000068304 Adult - Non Fiction Available -
Peru PL - Peru 358.4 HAMPTON D (Text) 53069000456039 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 358.414 Hampton (Text) 31208911555763 non-fiction Available -
Shoals PL - Shoals 358.4 HAM (Text) 70512000013594 Non-Fiction, Adult Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 358.43 HAMPTON (Text) 33946003088783 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062262011
  • ISBN: 0062262017
  • ISBN: 9780062360328
  • ISBN: 0062360329
  • ISBN: 9780062262097
  • Physical Description: x, 623 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, An Imprint of Harper-Collins Publishers, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 569-594) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. The War to End all Wars : 1914 -1918 -- From Flight to Fight -- Killer Scouts : 1914-1916 -- The Crucible -- The Year of the Fighter : April 1917-April 1918 -- Darkness Crumbles -- Part II. In the Lap of the Gods : 1919-1939 -- Rise of the Mercenaries -- Part III. Cataclysm : 1939-1945 -- Colors -- Clash of Eagles -- The Star and the Rose -- Meatballs and Flattops -- Top of the Food Chain -- Part IV. Dawn of the Jet Age -- MiGs and Machine Guns -- Bombs, Guns and Guts -- Changing of the Guard -- The Circle Closes -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Anatomy of a Dogfight, Part One -- Appendix B: Anatomy of a Surface Attack -- Appendix C: Anatomy of a Dogfight, Part Two -- Appendix D: Anatomy of Close Air Support -- Appendix E: Favorite Fighter Pilot Songs -- Glossary of Terms.
Summary, etc.:
"By the New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot, former USAF F-16 legend Dan Hampton tells the thrilling story of how fighter pilots have ruled the skies for 100 years, from the Red Baron to today's supersonic jets"-- Provided by publisher.
"By the USAF F-16 legend behind the bestselling memoir Viper Pilot, this is the first comprehensive history of fighter pilots and air combat--a unique, riveting look at the aces of the sky, their machines, their most daring missions, and the epic conflicts they shaped, from the trailblazing aviators of World War I to today's supersonic jets. Lords of the Sky is a thrilling history of the fighter pilot, masterfully written by one of the most decorated aviators in American history. A twenty-year USAF veteran who flew more than 150 combat missions and received four Distinguished Flying Crosses, Lt. Colonel Dan Hampton draws on his singular firsthand knowledge, as well as groundbreaking research in aviation archives and rare personal interviews with little-known heroes, including veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. In a seamless, sweeping narrative, Lords of the Sky tells the extraordinary stories behind the most famous fighter planes and the brave and daring heroes who made them legend. In the Great War, aces such as Manfred von Richthofen ('The Red Baron'), Eddie Rickenbacker, and Roland Garros faced horrific survival rates and became romantic heroes. The Second World War saw the RAF locked in a struggle for the fate of civilization during the Battle of Britain; on the Eastern Front, the German Luftwaffe and Soviet Air Force grappled in some of the fiercest and bloodiest air battles in history. In the Pacific, Japanese pilots terrorized Asia, culminating in their attack on Pearl Harbor. American flyboys quickly became instrumental to the Allies' ultimate victory, ravaging the enemy's navy, providing life-saving air support for ground troops, escorting bombers, and dogfighting with Japanese Zeros and Nazi Messerschmitts. During the Cold War, conflicts in Korea and Vietnam featured the dawn of the jet age, in which American pilots battled Soviet-made MiGs and increasingly sophisticated anti-aircraft weaponry. Hampton then draws on his own experience as an F-16 pilot who fought in the 1991 and 2003 wars against Iraq to bring to life the dangers and demands of today's modern fighter pilot. Here are the stories behind history's most iconic aircraft and the aviators who piloted them: from the Sopwith Camel and Fokker Triplane to the Mitsubishi Zero, Supermarine Spitfire, Nazi Bf 109, P-51 Mustang, Grumman Hellcat, F-4 Phantom, F-105 Thunderchief, F-16 Falcon, F/A-18 SuperHornet, and beyond. Here, too, are the Lafayette Escadrille, Flying Tigers, RAF Eagles, Wild Weasels, and other legendary units. Throughout this definitive history, Hampton clarifies the astonishing debt we owe to these daring Lords of the Sky who have ruled the air for more than a century"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Fighter plane combat > History.
Fighter pilots > History.
Fighter pilots > Biography.
Fighter planes > History.
Air warfare > History.
Military history, Modern.
HISTORY > United States > General.
HISTORY > Military > Aviation.
HISTORY > United States > 21st Century.
Genre: Biographies.

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