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Beyond the Wild Blue: A History of the U.S. Air Force, 1947-2007 (2nd Edition)

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The second edition of Beyond the Wild Blue, an update of the popular history originally released in 1997, is a fascinating look at sixty turbulent years of Air Force history. From the prop-driven armada of World War II to the most advanced Stealth weaponry, from pioneers like General Henry "Hap" Arnold to glorious conquests in the Gulf War, Beyond the Wild Blue is a high-f ...more
Hardcover, 576 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published March 15th 1997)
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Dusty Juhl
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
This book might be a good historical reference, but I found it nearly impossible to finish this book. I read it in its entirety, but it never held my interest. It was a real struggle to stay interested. I also found the writing style to be pretty poor.
Robert
It was a good book. A little dry in some areas.
Beth/Chuck
A little dry at times, but still good reading to see how the Air Force gained its covetted separte identity from the Army. Also tells how
Robert McNamara bungled their efforts in Vietnam.
Dan
Dec 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military, air-force
Dry and frustratingly out of date, but informative.
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