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CONTENTS Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Men with a Mission John L. Frisbee Benjamin D. Foulois: In the Beginning John F. Shiner Frank M. Andrews: Marshall's Airman De Witt S. Copp Harold L. George: Apostle of Air Power Haywood S. Hansell, Jr. Hugh J. Knerr: The Pen and the Sword Murray Green George C. Kenney: The Great Innovator Herman S. Wolk William E. Kepner: All the Way To Berlin Paul F. Henry Elwood R. Quesada: Tac Air Comes of Age... more...

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works... more...

In Science in World History, James Trefil presents a comprehensive, thematic survey of the history of science from its roots in different cultures around the world through to the present day. He explores crucial milestones in scientific development and at the same time examines the enormous social and intellectual changes they initiated. Opening with a discussion of the key elements of modern scientific enterprise, the book goes on... more...

Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the belief that a blessed amulet could prevent the assaults of the Devil to the use of the same charms to recover stolen goods. At the same time the Protestant Reformation attempted to take the magic out of religion, and scientists were developing new explanations of the universe. Keith Thomas's... more...

Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why? is the shocking landmark government study that predicted who would terrorize the United States and how they would do it. In an attempt to profile what members of society join terrorist groups such and commit acts of violence, the report drew on government documents that profiled current and past terrorist cults and their leaders. The study includes a glossary with profiles of terrorist groups that wish harm the United... more...


Countering notions that Hmong history begins and ends with the “Secret War” in Laos of the 1960s and 1970s, Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom reveals how the Hmong experience of modernity is grounded in their sense of their own ancient past, when this now-stateless people had their own king and kingdom, and illuminates their political choices over the course of a century in a highly contested region of Asia.... more...

This is a sweeping, colorful, and concise narrative history of Egypt from the beginning of human settlement in the Nile River valley 5000 years ago to the present day. Accessible, authoritative, and richly illustrated, this is an ideal introduction and guide to Egypt's long, brilliant, and complex history for general readers, tourists, and anyone else who wants a better understanding of this vibrant and fascinating country, one that... more...


Thomas Aikenhead, a student at the University of Edinburgh, was hanged for blasphemy in 1697. His story brings together many of the critical themes in Scottish and British history in an era of transition from the revolutionary upheavals of the highly confessionalized seventeenth century to the more open civil society which came to characterize the Enlightenment. Aikenhead's views, which questioned the origins of Scripture, the historical aspects of... more...

Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats: Unfinished Business offers new research on familiar themes involving loyalties of politics, faith and locality.   Richard Wainwright was a Liberal MP for seventeen years during the Party’s recovery, but his life tells us about much more than this. Wainwright grew up in prosperity, but learned from voluntary work about poverty; he refused to... more...