If you are a member, log in to receive member pricing
A History of Strategic Bombing
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591149408
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Era:
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Subject:
  • Date Available: July 2009
If you are a member, log in to receive member pricing
$49.95 List Price
$39.96 Member Price
Full Description:

While other books have addressed various aspects of the subject, such as specific aircraft or warfare in specific wars, this book is the first to take a comprehensive look at strategic bombing from its beginnings to the present. Written by a historian, who is also an expert on the technology of bombing and its application, the work covers the theory, hardware, and operations of strategic bombing. While the author, a former U.S. Air Force pilot, focuses primarily on American aircraft and activities, he includes the strategic bombardment efforts of Great Britain, Germany, and Russia, as he places the topic into a larger context and also covers air-to-surface and surface-to-surface missiles. More than a chronological narrative, this study offers a critical analysis and concludes by calling into question the value of strategic bombardment.  

Kenneth P. Werrell, a 1960 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew WB-50 weather reconnaissance aircraft into Pacific typhoons and observed the last American above ground nuclear test. He holds a PhD in history from Duke University and taught at Radford University for twenty-six years, with stints at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and Air University. His most recent books are Sabres over MiG Alley and Chasing the Silver Bullet.
~ Praise for Death from the Heavens ~

“This excellent, well-researched study is nicely balanced: six chapters address the prewar period, and the remaining five cover postwar events. The book includes a number of photographs. Death from the Heavens is a major contribution that neither practitioners and nor students of airpower should overlook.”

Air & Space Power Journal


More by this Author

The Air Force Historical Foundation has named Sabres Over MiG Alley: The F-86 and the Battle for... Read More
While other books have addressed various aspects of the subject, such as specific aircraft or... Read More

Events and Conferences

Radio Interview
11:00pm, with John Batchelor, Read More
Customer Reviews
Average Customer Reviews


Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Tue, 2016-08-09

  You are cordially invited to Maritime Security Dialogue A discussion with General Robert B. Neller, USMC Commandant, U.S....

2016 Naval History Conference

WEST 2017

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

View All

From the Press

Meet the Authors & Book Signing

Fri, 2016-08-05

Guest Speaker

Mon, 2016-08-08

CDR Youssef H. Aboul-Enein, USN

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership