THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE
Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: CHECKMARK BOOKS, Feb 2006
Whether you're looking for info on people, historical events or strategy related to the U.S. Air Force, this provides an inside look at everything from war or nat'l defense to military life & protocol. History/Mission & role. 50 B&W photos. 7x9 inches, 256 pgs.
Encyclopedia of the U.S. Armed Forces Series.
Includes entries such as:
* Air Force One
* Berlin airlift
* Cruise missile
* James Harold Doolittle
* Joint Strike Fighter Program
* Lafayette Escadrille
* Edward "Eddie" Rickenbacker
* Tuskegee Airmen
* United States Air Force Academy
* WAF (Women in the Air Force)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alan Axelrod has authored & coauthored Encyclopedia of Wars & Encyclopedia of Historical Treaties & Alliances for Facts on File/Checkmark Books. His military-related titles include The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War I, among others. Axelrod was creative consultant for the A&E Network's Civil War Journal and currently serves as historical consultant to the Discovery Channel. He lives in Atlanta, GA.