Reviews & Previews: Prodigal Son
A troubled man, Gregory Boyington found redemption commanding a U.S. Marine fighter squadron in the South Pacific.
- By Phil Scott
- Air & Space magazine, September 2011
National Archives and Records Administration
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London’s Airports: Useful Information on Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and City
by Martin W. Bowman and Graham Simons. Pen & Sword Aviation, 2011. 138 pp., $29.95.
Aviation enthusiasts and passengers alike will enjoy this book, which offers histories and archival and contemporary photographs of London’s five main airports.
Revolutionary Atmosphere: The Story of the Altitude Wind Tunnel and the Space Power Chambers
by Robert S. Arrighi. NASA, 2010. 392 pp., $39.95.
The history of a facility in Cleveland, Ohio, that played a major role in the development of jet aircraft in the United States.
USAF Interceptors: A Military Photo Logbook (1946 – 1979)
Compiled by M.J. Isham and D.R. McLaren. Specialty Press, 2010. 128 pp., $24.95.
A look at the great aircraft that the Air Defense Command flew during the cold war.
The Luftwaffe’s Blitz: The Inside Story, November 1940 – May 1941
by Chris Goss. Crecy Publishing, 2010. 264 pp., $36.95.
First-hand accounts from the Luftwaffe air crews who terrorized London with night raids during World War II.
Airlines of the Jet Age: A History
by R.E.G. Davies. Smithsonian Institution, 2011. 461 pp., $99.95.
Davies, a recently retired curator at the National Air and Space Museum, is an authority on commercial air transport. His latest book is a comprehensive reference work on jet airlines, from the early 1960s to the present.
Ed Regis is a frequent Air & Space/Smithsonian contributor.