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Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 94 pages. Pages 1-47 had been separated from rest of the book, but have been reglued, has some residual weakness. Includes Disclaimer; About the Author; Preface; Introduction; and Notes. Also includes chapters on the Arab Air Warfare Experience; Backgrounds of the IQAF and IIAF; Reasons for the War; The War--The Initial Stages; The Air War; and Conclusions. Also includes Glossary and Bibliography. Dr. Ron Bergquist upon his graduation with a BA in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968, he was commissioned through Air Force ROTC as a 2nd Lieutenant. He began his Air Force career with two tours in Vietnam, was assigned to stateside duties in Texas, Virginia, California (twice), Alabama, and at the Pentagon, and spent eight years in three different assignments in Germany. He served in combat in both Vietnam and in Desert Storm. After over 26 years in the Air Force, Dr. Bergquist retired on January 1, 1995, at the rank of Colonel. He began his second stint as a graduate student in January 1997 and was accepted into the master's program at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) in March of the same year. He graduated with a Master of Science in Library Science degree in May 1999. After earning his Doctor of Philosophy in Information and Library Science in May 2006, he was appointed an adjunct professor in the summer of 2006 and then a Clinical Assistant Professor in January 2010. He was appointed Coordinator for the Undergraduate Program in 2013, then served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2016-2020.
Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company [A Giniger Book], 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 447,  pages. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Walter J. Boyne (born 1929) is a retired United States Air Force officer, Command Pilot, combat veteran, aviation historian, and author of more than 50 books and over 1,000 magazine articles. He is a former director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and a former Chairman of the National Aeronautic Association. In May 1951 Boyne entered the U.S. Air Force's Aviation Cadet program. On December 19, 1952 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Boyne flew the B-50 Superfortress as a member of the 330th Bomb Squadron of the 93rd Bomb Wing. Boyne also flew the B-47 Stratojet for several years. Boyne was a nuclear test pilot with the 4925th Nuclear Test Group at Kirtland Air Force Base. Boyne served during the Vietnam War as commander of the 635th Services Squadron at U-Tapao Royal Thai Air Base where he flew 120 combat hours as a C-47 Skytrain instructor pilot. Colonel Boyne retired from the Air Force on June 1, 1974 with more than 5,000 hours in various military aircraft.
New York: Crescent Books, 1991. Presumed First Edition thus. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Quarto, 128 pages. Profusely illustrated (color). DJ has slight wear and soiling. Roy Braybrook is a highly regarded aviation writer who has worked in the aeronautical business for over thirty years. Having worked for Hawker Siddley Aviation from 1958, he became a full-time aviation writer upon leaving British Aerospace in 1980. Roy Braybrook has authored many titles for Osprey, including Osprey Aerospace: Soviet Combat Aircraft: The Four Generations.
London: Evans Brothers Limited, 1953. Eighth Printing. Hardcover. 22 cm. 269,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Slight darkening and foxing to text, some wear to boards, spine discolored, some wear to board corners. Small edge tear to front flyleaf Foreword by Marshal of the Royal Air Force The Lord Tedder, G.C.B. Early in 1943, 617 Squadron was formed for just one special job, to smash the Moehne and Eder Dams. After the end of World War II, the head of the Air Historical Branch of the British Air Ministry identified the need for a history of 617 Squadron. John Pudney, an editor at News Review suggested that Brickhill be considered. The history of 617 Squadron and in particular its involvement in Operation Chastise and the destruction of dams in the Ruhr valley was published in 1951 as The Dam Busters. Following the success of The Dam Busters, Robert Clark the head of production at Associated British Picture Corporation approached Brickhill about acquiring the screen rights to the book. He requested that Brickhill provide a condensed film treatment. Brickhill decided to concentrate the film treatment on Operation Chastise, and ignore the later raids. The subsequent film was released in 1954 as The Dam Busters.
Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing this issue. Wraps. 152 pages. Wraps. Notes. Figures. Format is approximately 7 inches by 10 inches. This is the second issue of this prestigious military professional journal. Strategic Studies Quarterly (2007-2021) was a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal sponsored by the United States Air Force covering issues related to national and international security. Published by Air University Press, the SSQ explored strategic issues of current and continuing interest to the United States Department of Defense and US international partners. New editions were released on the first day of March, June, September, and December. The final issue of the journal was published in 2021, and Air University Press shortly thereafter inaugurated the new journal Æther: A Journal of Strategic Airpower & Spacepower. This issue contains the following Feature Articles: Toward Restructuring National Security by Lt.-Gen. David A. Depula, USAF; Adapt or Die: The US Military's Responsibility to Protect America by Leading the Transformation in Science and Technology by Newt Gingrich with CAPT Ronald E. Weisbrood, USN; Irregular Warfare: One Nature, Many characters by Colin S. Gray; Exploring the Knowledge Nexus: India's Path in Terrorism-Driven Institutional Growth by Chris C. Demchak and Eric Werner; and Divine Victory for Whom? Airpower in the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War by William M. Arkin. This issue also had an Editorial, Book Reviews, and Letter to the Editor.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 1955. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Pamphlet. xi, , 98,  pages. Air University subscription related postcard laid in. Ink underlining noted, only in the Introduction. Cover has some wear and discoloration. This is Air War College Studies Number Four, [These publications are increasingly scarce.] Marked 'for official use only'. [This limitation is understood to no longer apply due to the passage of time and appearance of related content in the public domain.] Includes Foreword, Introduction, Footnotes and Bibliography. Also includes chapters on Strategy, Weapons Systems, and Decision in War; The Doctrinal Impact of Armies upon Air Forces; Command of the Air; The Impact of Air Forces upon Armies; Some Considerations for Military Strategy; and The Impact of Air Forces on War. Colonel Carlisle, while a member of the Graduate Study Group of the Air War College, undertook this analysis of twentieth-century strategy with particular reference to Army-Air Force relationships.
New York: McGraw Hill, 1980. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 25 cm. xviii, 645,  pages. Wraps. Maps. Illustrations (Tables and Figures). Footnotes. Annexes (Statistical Summaries, Force Characteristics, Glossary, abbreviations, Acronyms, Weapon System Nicknames). Index. Some wear and soiling to covers. Minor page warping. Pencil erasure on title page. Significant portions of this book were derived from a study produced by the Congressional Research Service and were not covered by copyright. From the Foreword signed by Congressman Bill Chappell and Congressman Jack Kemp: "For several years, John Collins, working as an analyst of national security and defense issues for the Congressional Research Service, has built a respected reputation among those familiar with issues of defense and national security. Based largely on the high regard in which Mr. Collins is held professionally, two years ago we jointly requested that he undertake a comprehensive treatment of the military and strategic balance between our nation's forces and those of the Soviet Union. The final product of John Collin's work, as published between these covers, is a balance sheet. The book is a milestone, as well as the first truly comprehensive look at the subject, in which the author not only examines all facets of the situation but attempts to relate those elements to one another."