Historic Book Reviews

From Balloons to Drones is an online platform that seeks to provide analysis and debate about air power history, theory, and contemporary operations in their broadest sense, including space and cyber power.

From Balloons to Drones publishes occasional historic book reviews that aim to be an accessible collection of open-access appraisals of critical historic publications about air power history, theory, and practice. Many books hold a specific place in the study of air power because of the ideas they introduced or the insights they provided about the institutions responsible for delivering air power capabilities. The reviews will cover several different types of texts, from those works that developed air power ideas to crucial memoirs. The reviews also seek to engage with a broader audience interested in the subject matter.

A copy of our review guidelines can be found HERE.

Published Historic Book Reviews

  1. Anderegg, C.R., Sierra Hotel: Flying Fighters in the Decade After Vietnam (Washington DC: US Air Force History and Museums Program, 2001).
  2. Michel III, Marshall, Clashes: Air Combat Over North Vietnam, 1965-1972 (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997).
  3. Overy, Richard J., The Air War, 1930-1945, Potomac Edition (Washington DC: Potomac Books, 2005).