Book Review 6: The Warthog

THE WARTHOG AND THE CLOSE AIR SUPPORT DEBATE By Douglas E. Campbell This book should be required reading for every student of military history for three reasons. The first two reasons are alluded to in the title, for author Douglas E. Campbell, a fan of the fabulous A-10 aircraft, provides a balanced portrait of the advantages (many) and ...

Book Review: 6 Airplanes, The Life Story of a Technology

AIRPLANES: The Life Story of a Technology By Jeremy R. Kinney Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore; 2008, $19.95 This book is a compilation of lectures given while the author served as the Centennial of Flight lecturer at the University of Maryland, with some additional material from similar efforts in other venues. It is an excellent short history of aviation, ...

Book Review 6: Airplanes: The Life Story of a Technology

AIRPLANES: The Life Story of a Technology By Jeremy R. Kinney Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore; 2008, $19.95 This book is a compilation of lectures given while the author served as the Centennial of Flight lecturer at the University of Maryland, with some additional material from similar efforts in other venues. It is an excellent short history of aviation, ...

Book Review 5: Radical Wings and Wind TUnnels

RADICAL WINGS & WIND TUNNELS Advanced Concepts Tested at NASA Langley By Joseph R. Chambers & Mark A. Chambers Specialtypress, North Branch, Minnesota, 2008, $34.95 This very well done book covers a remarkable ninety-one year period of continuous achievement by the scientists, engineers and technicians at the Langley Research Center, a facility of the National Aeronautics and ...

Book Review 4: R.E.G. Davies on Airlines

AIRLINES OF THE JET AGE: A History By R. E. G. DAVIES Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press; Washington D.C. 2011, $99.95 There are many words that describe this book, including encyclopedic, impressive, indispensible and ground breaking. But sadly, the word that is most apt is “irreplaceable” because we have lost the greatest scholar of air transport, R. E. G. Davies, ...