- Tapa dura: 304 páginas
- Editor: Regnery Publishing Inc; Edición: New. (31 de octubre de 2013)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1621570819
- ISBN-13: 978-1621570813
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Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the US Air Force (Inglés) Tapa dura – 31 oct 2013
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General Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold is widely considered the father of the United States Air Force. But his long list of accomplishments doesn't begin or end there. He was also the first and only five-star general of the US Air Force; one of the first US military aviators; the first American to carry air mail; and the architect of the war-winning air strategy of World War II. In this new biography of one of the American military's most towering figures, author Bill Yenne weaves the story of Hap Arnold's life, from his youthful days as a cunning prankster to his sunset career as an elder statesman. All along, Yenne unfolds General Arnold's life like the adventure story it is. A bold advocate for technological advancement, Hap Arnold was a powerful character in the golden age of aviation, an innovative warrior in the conflict that defined the modern era, and the creator of an entirely new branch of the US military. Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the US Air Force is a page-turning adventure biography for history buffs, aviation enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the events that shaped America and the world in the first half of the twentieth century.
Biografía del autor
Bill Yenne is the author of more than two dozen books on military, aviation, and historical topics, including one which he co-authored with the legendary US Air Force commander, General Curtis LeMay. WWII History Magazine wrote that his book, B-17 at War, "is a source of unending pleasure to the Flying Fortress fan," and Air Force Magazine wrote that his primer on strategic air power "deserves a place on any airman's bookshelf." Yenne is a member of the American Aviation Historical Society.
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This is a great recollection of events told with personal quotes as well as complied research. It was tough to put down. I started reading it a few weeks ago 'pool side' while on family vacation. I have been picking it up pretty consistently since and am at the final chapter today.
I would have liked a bit more info on Arnold and Mitchell's relationship, as well as more detail 'transcript' like accounts of all the behind the scenes meetings that many times were 'pissing matches' between branches, Allies, politicos, etc. In that regard it was a bit weak as a few others have mentioned. Still a great read, a bit light in areas, quick moving narrative. I would recommend it.
Gen. Arnold was a one-off American military original who was largely forgotten. Only 5 star in two services. and only one ever to wear USAF blues.
Its a shame that unless you are an Airman or some level of historian he is mostly unknown...
Wondering of the 'Snowden' of the past that was a relation by marriage is/was a link to the Snowden of present? I tried a bit of internet research but could not find a link.
Yenne reviews Arnold’s early life and briefly includes some personal details but mostly covers his military career. The author covers Arnold’s career during World War One, the period between the Wars and covers in-depth his role in World War Two’ also the creation of the modern day U.S. Air Force. I particularly enjoyed the section about Arnold and General Billy Mitchell. Yenne discusses the relationship between Arnold and some of his commanders such as Carl “Tooey” Spaatz, Jimmy Doolittle, Curtis LeMay and Ira Eaker. The author goes into detail as to how Arnold built the Army Air Corps into a modern Air Force in 1938 as ordered by Chief of Staff General George Marshall. The majority of the book covers WWII both the European and Pacific Theatres of War. Arnold was one of the five Army Generals to wear five stars and the only U.S.A.F. five star general.
The book is well written and researched. Yenne quotes frequently from Arnold memoirs. Yenne had access to the archived records and the papers of many of the other key high ranking military officers. The Department of Defense has released most of the World War One and Two documents to researches and biographers now. By the way “Hap” was short for Arnold’s military nickname of Happy. I thoroughly enjoyed this biography and history of our air force. If you are interested in our air power and WWII you must read this biography. I read this as an e-book on my Kindle app on my iPad. The book is 304 pages long and was first published in 2013.