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Billy Mitchell : Crusader for Air Power - Alfred F. Hurley

Billy Mitchell

Crusader for Air Power

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2006
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"This is the best book -- the most scholarly, the most judicial, the best written -- about the intelligent, attractive, undiplomatic, quixotic Billy Mitchell, the legendary founder of today's United States Air Force." -- Robert H. Ferrell, author of Harry S. Truman: A Life

Revered by many Americans as a martyr for his cause, Brigadier General William "Billy" Mitchell has been one of the least understood figures of modern military history. His position as the dominant figure in American aviation from 1919 until his court-martial in 1925 has made him the frequent subject of biography, film, and television, but usually these portrayals have overemphasized the sensational elements of his story. For Mitchell, sensationalism was only a means of drawing attention to his farsighted ideas on aviation. In Billy Mitchell, he emerges as a man with a mission and a true pioneer of modern aviation, a man whose ideas about leadership in aerial operations inspire and instruct today's airmen and women. Anyone interested in aviation will delight in this compelling biography.

"This is the best book--the most scholarly, the most judicial, the best written--about the intelligent, attractive, undiplomatic, quixotic Billy Mitchell, the legendary founder of today's United States Air Force." --Robert H. Ferrell, author of Harry S. Truman: A Life

Contents Introduction 1. "A Fair Foundation" 2. "No Decision on the Ground... before a Decision in the Air" 3. "Everything on a Broad Basis and High Plane" 4. The First Campaign: "Make Them either 'Fish or Cut Bait'" 5. "The First Line of Offense" 6. The Second Campaign: "Treasonable Administration of the National Defense" 7. "It is Difficult to Get Them Stirred Up" 8. "The End of a Long and Tortuous Road" Epilogue: An Interpretation Appendix: Additional Insights Abbreviations Appearing in Notes and Bibliography Notes Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780253201805
ISBN-10: 0253201802
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.36