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Hap Arnold and the Evolution of American Airpower

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ISBN-10: 1560989491

ISBN-13: 9781560989493

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dik Alan Daso, Richard Overy

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List price: $27.95
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 6/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Dik Alan Daso, Ph.D., is the curator of modern military aircraft at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. A retired Air Force pilot, he has logged more than 2,700 hours of flight time in various aircraft, including the F-15. He also taught history at the United States Air Force Academy and served as chief of Air Force doctrine at the Pentagon. Daso is the author of Architects of American Air Supremacy: Gen. Hap Arnold and Dr. Theodore Vab Karmen and Hap Arnold and the Evolution of AMerican Air Power, which won the 2001 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Manuscript Award. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area.

Richard Overy is Professor in History at the University of Exeter. Formerly Professor of Modern History at King's College, London, his books include William Morris, Viscount Nuffield The Air War, 1939-1945 Dictators, The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia, The Nazi Economic Recovery, 1932-1938, Goering: The Iron Man All Our Working Lives (with Peter Pagnamenta), The Origins Of The Second World War, The Road To War (with Andrew Wheatcroft), War And Economy In The Third Reich, The Inter-War Crisis, 1919-1939, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945, and The Battle: Summer 1

Henry Harley Arnold (1886-1903)
Cadet "Pewt" Arnold, West Point Class of '07 (1903-7)
Second Lieutenant Henry H. Arnold, Infantry (1907-11)
"They are Here to Learn to Fly" (1911-12)
"A Cushion-Chair Officer" (1912-16)
Captain to Colonel: The Great War (1916-18)
Interwar Years, A Difficult Education (1918-29)
Interwar Years, Command Experience (1929-38)
Chief of the Army Air Corps (1938-41)
Commanding General, Army Air Forces (1941-44)
General of the Army: Five Stars for Airpower (1944-46)
Hasten the Caisson (1946-50)
Epilogue: "The Spirit of a Man"
Cadet Record, Career Assignments, and Military Rank Progression
Army Air Corps and Air Forces Organizational Charts
Selected Bibliography