American Eagles: A History of the United States Air Force Featuring the Collection of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (Hardcover)

American Eagles: A History of the United States Air Force Featuring the Collection of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force By Daniel Patterson (Photographer), Ron Dick (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Clinton Terry (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image

American Eagles: A History of the United States Air Force Featuring the Collection of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (Hardcover)

By Daniel Patterson (Photographer), Ron Dick (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Clinton Terry (Text by (Art/Photo Books))

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Featuring the collection of airplanes, art, photographs, and memorabilia of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, this magnificently illustrated book tells the story of the beginnings of flight, through the creation of the U.S. Air Force as a separate branch of the military, to the unbelievable technological achievements of what is the preeminent air power in the world today. Here are combat aces, Medal of Honor recipients, crusty generals, and average citizens who served in the Air Force. There are philosophers, airplane designers, test pilots, rocket scientists, armorers, and grease monkeys. More than 250 color and 150 black-and-white illustrations and photos and insightful text present the story of the U.S. Air Force of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, published on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United States Air Force and the one hundredth anniversary of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force..

Dan Patterson was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, and received his BA of Fine Arts from Wright State University. For more than forty years, he has been a self-employed artist, photographer, graphic designer, published author, and private pilot. Aviation history in all its forms is the primary focus of his expertise, and led to concept, design photography, and production of more than 40 books between 1989-2016 including American Eagles, first published in 1997 as the official 50th anniversary history of the U.S. Air Force.Ron Dick served for 38 years in the Royal Air Force and was later British Defence Attache in Washington. D.C. He died in 2008.Clinton Terry is associate professor of history at Mercer University. His most recent book, with Dan Patterson, is Surveying in Early America.
Product Details ISBN: 9781493072958
ISBN-10: 1493072951
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English