Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1971. Book Club Edition. quarto, 364, v.2 only of the 2-vol. Book Club Edition, illus., bibliography, index, stamp inside front flyleaf, DJ somewhat soiled small chips to DJ edges, tears in rear DJ. Outraged Skies traces the early development of the air war in the Pacific; Wings of Fire chronicles the last days of the Third Reich and the collapse of the Japanese Empire.
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New York: Ballantine Books, 2003. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 343,  pages. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pencil erasure residue on fep. DJ has slight wear and soiling., Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.5 inches. H. Paul Jeffers (1934-2009) was an established military historian and author of seventy books. He worked as an editor and producer at ABC, CBS and NBC, and is the only person to have been news director of both of New York City's all-news radio stations. He taught journalism at New York University, Syracuse University, and Boston University.
Kansas City, MO: Kansas City Star Books, 2001. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 80 pages. Illustrations (color). Photo Credits. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Much of the material for this book was first gathered for a newspaper series that was published in The Kansas City Star on July 2-5, 1995. Julius Karash is a graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism with extensive daily newspaper reporting experience, including at the Kansas City Star and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He co-authored of TWA: Kansas City's Hometown Airline. His current work includes writing news releases, newsletters, white papers and magazine articles. I also help clients place articles and columns in publications and on Web sites. His reporting was the Society of Business Editors and Writers, when it recognized the Kansas City Star business desk for general excellence in the 2008 Best in Business competition. Rick Montgomery was a national correspondent for the Kansas City Star who joined that newspaper in 1986.
New York: The Free Press, 1991. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. xii, 275,  pages. Illustrations. Endnotes. Essay on Sources. Index. Some weakness in the binding in the illustrations section. Prof. Lee Boone Kennett was a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Georgia. Kennett had a long career as a historian and a writer, in which he specialized in military history. He received many honors, prizes, and awards including the University of Georgia Research Award, the Lindbergh Professorship at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., a position as a visiting lecturer at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Aeronautical Section, in Moscow, and his decoration by the French Government as Chevalier, Ordre des Palmes Academiques, for "services to French culture"
New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Uncorrected Advance Reading Copy. Trade paperback. xx, , 291,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Thomas Kessner is a graduate of Brooklyn College (1963) and earned his doctorate at Columbia University in 1975 with distinction. He was appointed as distinguished professor at the Graduate Center in 2005. His special areas of interest are American urban and social history and the history of New York City. He has published several books, including The Flight of the Century: Charles A. Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation (2010); Capital City: New York City and the Men Behind America’s Rise to Economic Dominance, 1860–1900 (2003); Fiorello H. LaGuardia and the Making of Modern New York (1989); and The Golden Door (1977), a study of immigrant life and economic mobility in New York City. Kessner’s work has garnered awards and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has served as a consultant to the Ellis Island Museum, the New-York Historical Society, the Museum of the City of New York, and many other scholarly and professional institutions.
New York: American Heritage Publishing Company, 1973. Deluxe Edition. Hardcover. 26 cm, 415, illustrations. This is an American Heritage Biography. Richard M. Ketchum (1922-2012) was an American historian and magazine editor. Historian Douglas Brinkley has said that Ketchum was "the finest historian of the American Revolution." Ketchum owned an advertising agency until 1951 and worked at the U. S. Information Agency. In 1956, Ketchum was hired by American Heritage Publishing Company in 1956 and worked there in various capacities until 1974. He wrote 33 articles for American Heritage Magazine according to his author page. Ketchum was the author of numerous books. The Borrowed Years, 1938-1941 (1989) described the events leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Mr. Ketchum was particularly interested in the American Revolution. His last book, Victory at Yorktown: The Campaign That Won the Revolution was a definitive account of the battle and unlikely triumph that led to American independence.
Tarentum, PA: Word Association Publishers, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xiii, , 158,  pages. Illustrations. Chapter Notes. Bibliography. Cover has some wear and soiling and small edge tear. Sticker residue at back. Format is approximately 9 inches by 9 inches. Stephen King, an "Air Force brat," developed an avid interest in aviation at an early age. His wife is a distant cousin of Hubert Latham, and therein was born his desire to learn about early French aviation and, more specifically, about Latham himself and the airplane he flew. Mr. King is a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer.