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Polmar, Norman The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet Eleventh Edition
Naval Institute Press, MD 1978 HB/DJ. VG/-. Ex-Lib. 350 pages. A thick and closely detailed look at all major ships and aircraft of the US Navy circa the late 1970s. Note: This copy withdrawn from the USS Intrepid Research Library. ISBN #0870216422. Book #AV2587A. *

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Newcomb, Ambrose The Sky Detectives
The Goldsmith Publishing Co., Chicago 1930 HB/DJ. VG-/VG-. Ex-Lib. 254 pages. A popular 1930s aviation tale featuring biplanes, wingwalking and other aerial adventures. The spine on this copy is getting a bit frail. Still in good solid reading condition. Note: This copy withdrawn from the USS Intrepid Research Library. Book #AV2578. *


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Boase, Wendy The Sky's the Limit
Macmillan Publishing Co. NY 1979 HB/DJ. VG+/VG+. 223 pages. Subtitled, "Women Pioneers in Aviation." A lively, anecdote filled account of the careers of aviation's leading female pilots and pioneers. Small previous owner's name on flyleaf. This copy withdrawn from the USS Intrepid Research Library. ISBN #0025119702. Book #AV2279. *

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Hubbard, David G. The Skyjacker: His Flights on Fantasy
The Macmillan Company, NY 1971 HB/DJ. Very Good/Very Good. 262 pages. The startling conclusions of a psychiatrist who has interviewed many air skyjackers. Book #AV3051. *

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Boyne, Walter J. The Smithsonian Book of Flight
Smithsonian Books 1987 HB/DJ. VG/VG. 288 pages. A highly enjoyable history of flight, by the curators of the Smithsonian aircraft collection. An excellent presentation in every respect. ISBN #0517566141. Book #AV2870. *


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Lee, Asher The Soviet Air & Rocket Forces
Frederick A. Praeger, NY 1959 HB/DJ. VG+/VG-. Ex-Lib. 311 pages. A close look at Soviet rocket and jet forces circa the late 1950s. This copy withdrawn from the USS Intrepid Research Library. Book #AV2269. *


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Cooke, David C. The Story of Aviation
Archer House, NY 1958 HB/DJ. VG+/VG-. 264 pages. Covers all aviation progress for the drawings of Da Vinci to rockets and jets. A bit dated today nearly 50 years later, but still correct in all of the basics. Book #AV1417. *


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Allen, Hugh The Story of the Airship (Non-Rigid)
Akron, OH 1943 HB/NDJ. VG+/-. 74 pages. Subtitled, "A Study of One of America's Lesser Known Defense Weapons." One of the best general airship histories written. Book #AV189. *

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Collison, Thomas The Superfortress is Born: The Story of the Boeing B-29
Duell, Sloan and Pearce, NY 1945 HB/NDJ. VG. 218 pages. The story of the development and manufacture of the legendary B29 Superfortress in WWII. Book #AV2959. *


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Hersh, Seymour M. The Target is Destroyed
Random House Inc. NY 1986 HB/DJ. VG/VG+. Ex-Lib. 282 pages. Subtitled, "What Really Happened to Flight 007 and What America Knew About It." Covers the inside story of the Soviet's deliberate downing of a commercial jet killing all 269 aboard. ISBN #0394542614. Book #AV1399. *


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Freeman, Roger The U.S. Strategic Bomber
Macdonald & Jane's, UK 1975 HB/DJ. VG+/VG. Ex-Lib. 160 pages. Covers WWII US doctrine, the war plan, operations agains Germany and Japan and then both the specific aircraft and training involved. This copy withdrawn from the USS Intrepid Research Library. ISBN #035608096X. Book #AV2394. *


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Mason, Herbert Molloy Jr. The United States Air Force A Turbulent History
Mason/Charter, NY 1976 HB/DJ. VG+/VG. 287 pages. An unofficial history covering the first 68 years of Air Force development from 1907 - 1975. Well indexed for significant events and personalities. Book #AV2138. *


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Gantz, Lt. Col. Kenneth F. (Editor) The United States Air Force Report on the Ballistic Missle
Doubleday & Co. Inc, Garden City, NY. 1958 HB/DJ. VG/G+. 338 pages. One of the first public releases of information covering early US ballistic missle technical capabilities. There is a small previous owner's name on flyleaf. Book #AV39. *


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Lyall, Gavin (Editor) The War in the Air
William Morrow & Co. NY 1969 HB/DJ. VG/VG-. 422 pages. Subtitled, "The Royal Air Force in World War II." Covers both the bomber and fighter wings of the RAF plus their equipment, tactics, and major events. Book #AV2001. *

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Gurney, Gene Major The War in the Air.
Bonanza Books, NY 1962 HB/DJ. VG/VG. Ex-Lib. 352 pages. Foreword by General Curtis LeMay. Subtitled: "A Pictorial History of World War II Air Forces in Combat". This copy withdrawn from the USS Intrepid Research Library. Book #BK102. *


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Cubbins, William The War of the Cottontails
Algonquin Books, NC 1989 HB/DJ. VG+/VG+. Ex-Lib. 267 pages. Subtitled, "Memoirs of a WWII Bomber Pilot." Covers the many missions of the B-24 Liberators of the Fifteenth Air Force campaigns. Book donor's bookplate on the title page. This copy withdrawn from the USS Intrepid Research Library. ISBN #0912697962. Book #AV2408a. *


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Beaty, David The Water Jump
Harper & Row Publishers, New York 1976 HB/DJ. Near Fine/VG+. First US Edition. 304 pages. Subtitled, "The Story of Transatlantic Flight." Follows the exploits of many of the early air pioneers in the earliest days of transatlantic flight. ISBN #0060102969. Book #AV1416. *

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Ambrose, Stephen E. Jr. The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B24s over Germany 1944-45
Simon & Schuster NY 2002 PBK. VG. 299 pages. A NY Times Bestseller. Takes the reader inside many of the most dangerous bombing missions of WWII. ISBN #0743223098. Book #AV2856. *

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Wings Club, Inc. The Wings Club Yearbook 1958-1959
Wings Club, Inc. 1959 PBK. Very Good. 62 Pages. The Yearbook of all Wings Club activity 1958 - 1959. Book #AV2947. *


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Fitzgibbon, Constantine The Winter of the Bombs
W.W. Norton & Co. NY 1958 HB/DJ. VG+/VG. Ex-Lib. 271 pages. Subtitled, "The Story of the Blitz of London." Drawn from the first person accounts of survivors, this is a gripping portrayal of the bombing of London in WWII. This copy withdrawn from the USS Intrepid Research Library. Book #AV2575. *


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Murchie, Guy The World Aloft
Ballantine Books, Inc. NY 1970 PBK. VG+. 241 pages. Offers rare glimpses of what a flyer sees from the navigator's seat. Book #AV3057. *


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Ellis, Chris The World of Aviation
The Hamlyn Group London, UK 1977 HB/DJ. VG+/VG+. 192 pages. Covers the full range of significant aviation innovations from the earlies biplanes through the SST. Offers an unusually good focus on warbirds and amphibians. ISBN #0600303187. Book #AV1142. *


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Davisson, Budd The World of Sport Aviation
Hearst Books, NY 1982 HB/DJ. Near Fine/VG+. 242 pages. Subtitled, "All about homebuilts, classics, antiques, warbirds, and ultralights." Anyone considering building their own aircraft will find these discussions on how to choose a design or a specific kit to be of great value. ISBN #0878511512. Book #AV1124. *

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Green, William & Pollinger, Gerald The World's Fighting Planes
Hanover House, NY 1956 HB/NDJ. VG. 240 pages. Similar in format to the Janes Aircraft series. Lists all of the world's fighter aircraft with photos and specifications circa the mid 1950s. Book #AV3008. *

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Taylor, Michael The World's Strangest Aircraft: A Collection of Weird and Wonderful Flying Machines
Metro Books - Friedman/Fairfax Publishers, NY 2001 HB/DJ. VG/VG. 112 pages. An absolutely fascinating collection of the weirdest aircraft that ever (or never) flew. A classic example of "what were they thinking?" design philospohy. ISBN #1586632124. Book #AV2954. *

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