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Aviation Art of World War II


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ISBN 10: 1435110196 / ISBN 13: 9781435110199
Published by Metro Books, New York, 2008
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page of this compilation edition of three previously published volumes: 'Flying Aces', 'Bomber Missions' and 'Carrier War'. This hefty volume with over 200 dramatic paintings by noted artists, including Robert Bailey, Stan Stokes, Robert Taylor, Jim Dietz, Keith Ferris and Roy Grinnell. Emphasis is on realism, with an eye to historical accuracy. --- Oblong quarto, about 12 in. wide x 11 in. tall. In full blue paper-covered boards with titling stamped in silver on spine. Jacket with paintings by Roy Grinnell and Keith Ferris. --- With slight edgewear and faint cover soiling; interior bright, clean and firm. Jacket with minor creasing and a little rubbing. (NOTE: Due to substantial weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; 447 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 77788

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Title: Aviation Art of World War II

Publisher: Metro Books, New York

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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World War II saw the rise of air power as a decisive factor in modern warfare, with aerial bombardment, defense, and ground support, as well as the use of carrier-based aircraft, playing an enormous role in the outcome of events. Indeed, some of the greatest dramas of World War II were played out in the skies, from the heart-stopping maneuvers of warbird pilots engaged in aerial combat against closely matched enemy aircraft to the daring bombing missions that saw pilots face the toughest aerial defenses ever designed. Costs in men and machinery were high, but all involved were united by a sense of camaraderie and in the end, these steel-nerved crews changed the course of the war. Aviation Art of World War II presents more than two hundred dramatic paintings that capture these aerial encounters in vivid detail, featuring contributions from today's most noted aviation artists, including Robert Bailey, Stan Stokes, Robert Taylor, Jim Dietz, Keith Ferris, and Roy Grinnell. Each scene has been painstakingly researched to create the most historically accurate depiction possible, giving readers an eyewitness snapshot of the action. Extensive captions describe the scene taking place and offer details on the planes, pilots, and crews, while archival photographs of the individuals involved breathe life into each meticulously rendered painting. This stunning collection is a must-have for fans of military history and aviation aficionados alike.

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