Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983. First Printing [Stated]. Leatherette. 176 pages. Color front endpaper. Illustrations (some with color). Bibliography. Index. Decorative front cover. This is one of The Epic of Flight series. Explains how airplanes fly, traces the development of aeronautic technology, and tells the stories of experimental planes and daring test pilots. Richard P. Hallion is Senior Adviser for Air and Space Issues, Directorate for Security, Counterintelligence and Special Programs Oversight, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for analysis and insight regarding the conceptualization, evolution and utilization of sensitive national technological programs and related subject areas. Hallion graduated from the University of Maryland in 1970. He has experience in science and technology museum development, research and management analysis, and has served as a consultant to various professional organizations. He has flown as a mission observer in a range of military and civilian fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. Hallion is the author and editor of various books relating to aerospace technology and military operations, as well as articles and essays for a variety of professional journals. He also teaches and lectures widely.
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Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books Inc., 1979. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 176 pages. Oversized book, measuring 8-3/4 inches wide, and 11-1/4 inches long. Illustrated endpapers. Profusely illustrated with black and white and color pictures. Cover illustration shows wear. One volume from the 22 volume set issued in faux blue leather. Includes Bibliography, Picture Credits, Acknowledgments, and Index, as well as chapters on A Teutonic challenge to Britannia's Rule; Training for a new era of ships without sails; The Fabulous Fleet that Jacky Built; Artful appeals to a nation at way; The Long Wait for Armageddon; Mine Warfare: Seeds of Death Planted in the Sea; A Fierce Skirmish of Scouts at Jutland; A Duel of Dreadnoughts: 50 minutes of fury; The Drama of Jutland through a German's Eyes; and Dishonor and Suicide for the Kaiser's Navy. David Armine Howarth (28 July 1912 – 2 July 1991) was a British naval officer, boatbuilder, historian and author. After graduating from the University of Cambridge, he became a war correspondent for BBC radio at the start of World War II. Howarth joined the Navy after the fall of France. He served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and helped set up the Shetland Bus, an SOE operation manned by Norwegians running a clandestine route between Shetland and Norway. He was second in command at the Naval base in Shetland. For his contributions to espionage operations against the German occupation of Norway, he received King Haakon VII's Cross of Liberty. The King also made Howarth a Chevalier First Class of the Order of St Olav. After the war, he wrote books on naval and military history, including a memoir of the Shetland Bus.
Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1982. First Printing [Stated]. Leatherette. 176 pages. Color endpapers. Map. Illustrations (some with color). Bibliography. Index. Decorative front cover. This is one of The Epic of Flight series, edited by Jim Hicks. Traces United States aerial operations in World War II and recounts the training and combat experiences of pilots and flight crews. Edward Jablonski (March 1, 1922 – February 10, 2004) was the author of several biographies on American cultural personalities, such as George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Alan Jay Lerner, and Irving Berlin, as well as books on aviation history. He served in the United States Army Field Artillery in New Guinea during World War II. For his actions in New Guinea, he was awarded the Silver Star. After leaving the army, he attended college in Bay City as a pre-journalism major. He continued his studies at the New School for Social Research, receiving his bachelor's in 1950. He also completed postgraduate work in anthropology at Columbia. While working for the March of Dimes charity in New York, Jablonski wrote articles and music reviews for a number of small magazines as well as liner notes for albums; this was the beginning of a fifty-year freelance career.
Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983. First Printing [Stated]. Leatherette. 176 pages. Color front endpaper. Illustrations (some with color). Map. Bibliography. Index. Decorative front cover. This is one of The Epic of Flight series. Russell Miller (born c. 1938) is a British journalist and author of fifteen books, including biographies of Hugh Hefner, J. Paul Getty and L. Ron Hubbard. While under contract to The Sunday Times Magazine he won four press awards and was voted Writer of the Year by the Society of British Magazine Editors. His book Magnum: Fifty Years at the Front Line of History: The Story of the Legendary Photo Agency (1999) on Magnum Photos, was described by John Simpson as "the best book on photo-journalism I have ever read". His oral histories of D-Day, Nothing Less Than Victory (1993), and the SOE, Behind The Lines (2002) were widely acclaimed, both in Britain and in the United States. Consultant Von Hardesty is a curator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. He has written widely on aerospace history. Consultant John Greenwood holds a Ph.D. from Kansas State University and has been a military historian with the U.S. Army and Air Force since 1970. Consultant Alexander Boyd was a former director of Defense Studies at the Royal Air Force Staff Collete and a lecturer in Russian History. He authored The Soviet Air Force since 1918.
Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1981. First Printing [Stated]. Leatherette. 176 pages. Color front endpaper. Memo to the Reader laid in. Illustrations (some with color). Bibliography. Index. Decorative front cover. This is one of The Epic of Flight series. General Billy Mitchell and Reich Marshal Hermann Goring are among the aviators discussed in a study of the growth of air power in the years between World War I and World War II. David Nevin joined the Navy as a teenager and served in the Pacific. After the war he was hired as a police reporter for The Brownsville Herald. That led to work for Time and Life magazines. He would later write 12 history books for Time-Life Books. The consultant was Dr. Eugene M. Emme, a noted authority, author, professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy and historian with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Eugene Morlock Emme (3 November 1919 – 24 June 1985) was an American air force pilot during World War II (1939–1945) who became a pioneering historian of aviation, and then the first historian of NASA's aerospace program. Before the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor he was a CPT pilot. After the United States joined the war he became a naval aviator. He served in the Pacific theater. In 1948 he transferred to the United States Air Force Reserve. In 1949 Emme received his Ph.D. in Modern European History from the University of Iowa. He became a member of the civilian faculty of the Air University (United States Air Force) in 1949. He was a pioneer in oral history, and interviewed Lord Dowding of the British Royal Air Force, Field Marshal Erhard Milch at Landsberg Prison in 1952, and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1982. First Printing [Stated]. Leatherette. 175,  pages. Color endpapers. Maps. Illustrations (some with color). Bibliography. Index. Decorative front cover. This is one of The Epic of Flight series, edited by Jim Hicks. Clark G. Reynolds was the curator of the museum aircraft carrier U.S.S. Yorktown at Patriots Point, South Carolina and had taught at the U.S. Naval Academy. Dr. Clark Gilbert Reynolds, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (December 11, 1939 – December 10, 2005) was an historian of naval warfare, with an interest in the development of U.S. naval aviation. He made contributions to the fields of world history, strategic history, and the history of maritime civilizations. Reynolds went on the Duke University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1964. Reynolds began his career at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1964–1968. He then went to the University of Maine. From 1976 to 1978, he was Professor at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point New York. For most of the decade between 1978 and 1988, he was an independent scholar, working as the curator and historian at the Patriot's Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1988, he was appointed professor of history and served as chairman of the History Department. In 1999, he was appointed Distinguished Professor and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2002. E. T. Wooldridge, Jr, the Curator for Aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum was a consultant on this volume. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and was a fighter pilot aboard several aircraft carriers, including the U.S.S. Independence and the U. S. S. Enterprise.
Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1982. First Printing [Stated]. Leatherette. 176 pages. Color front endpaper. Memo to the Reader laid in. Illustrations (some with color). Bibliography. Index. Decorative front cover. This is one of The Epic of Flight series. Traces the history of the German air force during World War II, focusing on flying aces, models of fighters and bombers, and major air battles. Time Life was founded in 1961 as the book marketing division of Time, Incorporated. It took its name from Time Inc.'s cornerstone magazines, Time and Life, two of the most popular magazines of the era, but remained independent from both. Starting in 1967, Time Life combined its book offerings with music collections (two to five records) and packaged them as a sturdy box set. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the selection of books, music and videos grew and diversified into more genres. When record labels were no longer producing vinyl albums in 1990, Time Life transitioned to CD. In the mid-1990s, Time Life acquired Heartland Music, with the Heartland Music label now appearing as a brand. This company was subsequently sold off and is no longer associated with Time Life.
New York: Time, Incorporated, 1971. Revised Edition. Reprint Printing. 32 cm, 192, illus. (some in color), chronology of the artist, bibliography, catalogue of illustrations, index, some wear/soiling to slipcase This is one of the Time-Life Library of Art series, originally published in1966, revised in 1967, and reprinted in 1971. As the consultant for this work, Marilyn Aronberg Lavin rendered invaluable assistance in the preparation of this book. The enigma of Leonardo begins with his birth. He was the illegitimate child of a woman about whom almost nothing is known, other than that she was called Caterina. Leonardo's father was Piero da Vinci, a notary and a minor notable of his time.