Tuesday, May 25, 2010

July 2010


Concorde: A Photographic Tribute by Adrian Meredith (The History Press, 2010, ISBN: 9780752454030). Traveling at twice the speed of sound at 60,000 feet, the Concorde was an icon recognized all over the world. After spending years photographing the Concorde, the author has collated his artwork into a tribute to this remarkable aircraft.
Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II by J. Todd Moye (Oxford University Press, 2010, ISBN: 9780195386554). A now familiar story is updated in this excellent history of the first African-American military pilots. The author directed the National Park Service’s Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project and mined some 800 interviews for his exhaustive research.
   
Last of The Few: 20 Battle of Britain Pilots Tell Their Extraordinary Stories by Dilip Sarkar (Amberley, 2010, ISBN: 9781848684355). During the first major campaign of air forces, the Battle of Britain in 1940, 2,927 aircrew of RAF Fighter Command engaged in battle; 544 lost their lives. This book relates stories of battle, researched through personal interviews, correspondence and contemporary archive material.
2010 Bahamas & Caribbean Pilot’s Guide by Pilot Publishing (Pilot ­­­­­Publishing, 2010, ISBN: 097690134X). Updated every year since 1979, this is an invaluable tool for a successful trip. It provides details not achievable with charts alone and includes actual photos of the airports to which you’ll travel. This is the only complete airport facilities guide for the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Order from www.sportys.com.
Kept In The Dark: The Denial to Bomber Command of Vital Enigma and Other Intelligence Information During World War II by John Stubbington (Pen and Sword, 2010, ISBN: 9781848841833). This historical revelation goes to the heart of WWII British and Allied intelligence, focusing on the planning, control and implementation of the combined bomber offensive against Germany.




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