Boston Mills Press/Firefly, dist
Boston Mills Press/Firefly, dist.
4 Daybreak Lane, Westport, CT 06880
The Aviation century series will total five volumes, two yet to be published, chronicling the history of flight from Kitty Hawk to space, and Ron Dick and Dan Patterson’s World War II (1550464264, $39.95) is a solid addition to the series, exploring World War II expanding air power from Europe and the Mid-East to the Pacific, China and India. Aviation’s role in the war is defined throughout, with chapters by a seasoned military pilot (Ron Dick) describing how aviation changed the face and effects of warfare. Co-authors Ron Dick and Dan Patterson’s The Golden Age (1550464094, $39.95) covers the period between the World Wars, when aviation pioneers took technological advances and applied them to aircraft in new nonmilitary ways, leading to light aircraft and a new age of competition. The Golden Age will prove particularly enlightening when read in conjunction with World War II, filling gaps in both aviation history and military insight.
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