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The Rise of American Air Power The Creation of Armageddon by Michael S. Sherry

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Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Air forces & warfare,
  • USA,
  • Military - Aviation,
  • Military Science,
  • Technology / Military Science,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: American

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages435
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9560801M
ISBN 100300044143
ISBN 109780300044140

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