Additional Online Defense ARJ Book Reviews

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Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force

Author(s): Robert M. Farley
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Copyright Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-0813144955
Hard/Softcover: Hardcover, 264 pages
Reviewed by: Aleisha R. Jenkins-Bey, Former Assistant Editor, Defense ARJ
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Engineering the F-4 Phantom II: Parts Into Systems

Author(s): Glenn E. Bugos
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Copyright Date: 1996
ISBN: 978-1557500892
Hard/Softcover: Hardcover, 258 pages
Reviewed by: Lee Vinsel, Program on Science and Technology Studies, Stevens Institute of Technology
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The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey

Author(s): Richard Whittle
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Copyright Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-1416562955
Hard/Softcover: Softcover, 456 pages
Reviewed by: Dr. Owen Gadeken, Professor of Acquisition Management,
Defense Acquisition University
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Forged in War: The Naval-Industrial Complex and American Submarine Construction, 1940–1961

Author(s): Gary E. Weir
Publisher: Naval Historical Center
Copyright Date: 1998
ISBN: 978-0756766405
Hard/Softcover: Softcover, 314 pages
Reviewed by: Stafford A. Ward, Defense Security Cooperation Agency
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The American Warfare State: The Domestic Politics of Military Spending

Author(s): Rebecca U. Thorpe
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Copyright Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-0226124070
Hard/Softcover: Softcover, 248 pages
Reviewed by: Professor Trevor Taylor, Cranfield University, Defence
Academy of the United Kingdom
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Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution

Author(s): Richard Whittle
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, L.L.C.
Copyright Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-0805099645
Hard/Softcover: Hardcover, 368 pages
Reviewed by: Dr. Julien Demotes-Mainard, Senior Analyst, Avascent
Europe, Paris Office
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