Victory Through Air Power

By: Seversky, Major Alexander P. de

Price: $200.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Appearing less than six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and the United States' entry into World War II, the book was extremely popular, influential, and controversial. Seversky advocated the formation of an independent air force, the development of long-range bombers (meaning an intercontinental range of 3,000 miles or more) and a commitment to strategic use of air power (as opposed to its then-traditional use as cover or support for ground-based operations). His plans implicitly involved diversion of resources away from current war operations. "...In no other war have books played such an important part. Books are not only supplying information. They are furnishing weapons for the successful prosecution of the war." The book's familiarity to the general public was such that it could appear in a 1943 Bugs Bunny cartoon, Falling Hare, in which the title character reads "Victory Thru Hare Power". Filmmaker Walt Disney read the book, and felt that its message was so important that he would personally finance a partly-animated short, also called Victory Through Air Power, which was released in July 1943. Disney's purpose for creating the film was to promote Seversky's theories to government officials and the public. After seeing the film, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt decided that Seversky knew what he was talking about, changing the course of the war.

Title: Victory Through Air Power

Author Name: Seversky, Major Alexander P. de

Illustrator: with Photos

Categories: Military, Signed,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1942

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Inscription: Inscribed By Major de Seversky

Seller ID: 27zzx

Keywords: Aviation / Military / Signed / Rare Specialist