Lords of the Sky

Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD11344
Released: Jun 24, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781482991994
Narrator/s: John Pruden
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER - The definitive history of combat aviation and fighter aircraft, from World War I to present INCLUDES 32 PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND 12 MAPS Lords of the Sky is the "dramatic, fast-paced, and definitive" (Michael Korda) history of fighter pilots and aircraft and their extraordinary influence on modern warfare, masterfully written by "one of the most decorated pilots in Air Force history" (New York Post). A twenty-year USAF veteran who flew more than 150 combat missions and received multiple Distinguished Flying Crosses, Lt. Colonel Dan Hampton draws on his singular firsthand knowledge, as well as groundbreaking research in aviation archives and rare personal interviews with little-known heroes, including veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Hampton (the New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot) reveals the stories behind history's most iconic aircraft and the aviators who piloted them: from the Sopwith Camel and Fokker Triplane to the Mitsubishi Zero, Supermarine Spitfire, German Bf 109, P-51 Mustang, Grumman Hellcat, F-4 Phantom, F-105 Thunderchief, F-16 Falcon, F/A-18 Super Hornet, and beyond. In a seamless, sweeping narrative, Lords of the Sky is an extraordinary account of the most famous fighter planes and the brave and daring heroes who made them legend.

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Author(s): Dan Hampton
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jun 03, 2014

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eAudio
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Author(s): Dan Hampton
Narrator(s): John Pruden
Genre: History
Product Number Z100082214
Released: Jun 24, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062308788
eBook
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Author(s): Dan Hampton
Genre: History
Product Number EB00236966
Released: Jun 24, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062262103

Professional reviews

"This is the story of the fighter pilot, from his humble beginnings above the killing grounds of WWI through the War in Vietnam and the War in Iraq. Narrator John Pruden is the perfect choice for performing this lengthy work. Author Dan Hampton knows his stuff, with 20 years in the pilot's seat and 150 combat missions. He never falters as he tells the stories of pilots from many countries, giving all their just due. It's tough to keep a listener's attention for more than 25 hours, but Pruden makes it sound easy with a comfortable delivery as he discusses legendary pilots like Manfred von Richthofen, nicknamed "The Red Baron," and Eddie Rickenbacker. During WWII the players changed to include the pilots of Japanese Zeros and German Messerschmitts, and changed again in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq with the development of supersonic aircraft. M.S. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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