Category Archives: Book Reviews

Here I will present to you reviews I have written about aviation-related books by authors other than myself. The reviews presented here may or may not have been solicited; regardless, you will always get my honest opinion.

Review: The Age of Airpower

Normally I do not write reviews of books I do not like, for I don’t wish to hurt the author’s feelings, and after all, it is only my opinion. In this case, however, I will write a critical review, because the author, Martin Van Creveld is so established and well thought of that he won’t be ...

Review: Focke-Wulf FW 190a: An Illustrated History of the Luftwaffes Legendary Fighter Aircraft

If a poll were taken of avid aviation readers, I believe that it would show that something like 90 percent would say that more than enough has been written about the famous Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter, and I would ordinarily be included in that percentage. Yet we 90% would be wrong, for a new book, ...

Review: Boeing’s B-47 STRATOJET

Reviews demand disclosure nowadays, and so the lead paragraph on this fantastically good book has to reveal (a) that Al Lloyd is a friend and (b) I am a nut about the B-47. The only important words in the first paragraph are “this fantastically good book”, for that is exactly true about Al Lloyd’s latest work.  ...