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A comprehensive, engaging summary of military air power
on 22 September 2013
I came to this book, frankly, knowing very little about military aviation but came away with a vastly expanded knowledge of the subject. The author provides a thorough and comprehensive survey of air power in all its different forms, astutely organising each chapter by theme rather than the less compelling sequential historical perspective. The result is a detailed, engrossing account of all aspects of military aviation over the previous century, packed full of facts, anecdotes and informed comment, including a contemporary discussion of the role of air power in Syria. The generous number of black-and-white plates of military aircraft spanning the decades also adds a classy touch. I think it would be difficult to find another book that covered this range in such detail and yet remains accessible to the general reader. Masterful, engaging and informative. Recommended.