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Newton, Wesley Phillips

Overview
Works: 16 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 6,500 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal correspondence  Military history  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: HE9803.D44, 387.706575
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Most widely held works by Wesley Phillips Newton
To command the sky : the battle for air superiority over Germany, 1942-1944 by Stephen Lee McFarland( )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wings of gold : an account of naval aviation training in World War II : the correspondence of aviation cadet/ensign Robert R. Rea by Robert R Rea( )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montgomery in the good war : portrait of a southern city, 1939-1946 by Wesley Phillips Newton( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using newspaper accounts, interviews, letters, journals, and his own memory of the time, Wesley Newton reconstructs wartime-era Montgomery, Alabama - a sleepy southern capital that was transformed irreversibly during World War II." "Montgomery in the Good War is a reminder that wars are waged at home as well as abroad and that their impact reverberates well beyond those who fight on the front lines. Those who came of age during the war will recognize themselves in this moving volume. It will also be enlightening to those who have lived in time of relative peace."--Jacket
Delta : the history of an airline by W. David Lewis( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perilous sky : U.S. aviation diplomacy and Latin America, 1919-1931 by Wesley Phillips Newton( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wisdom of eagles : a history of Maxwell Air Force Base by Jerome A Ennels( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wisdom Eagles is the first comprehensive history of a U.S. military or naval base by professional historians that touches all aspects: social, economic, operational, and educational. Accompanying the text is a grand array of photographs
Aviation in the relations of the United States and Latin America, 1916-1929 by Wesley Phillips Newton( )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Church of St. Bede the Venerable, 1925-1990 by Wesley Phillips Newton( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case studies in strategic bombardment( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, the third in a series of historical case studies of important air power missions, addresses the most controversial air power mission of all: strategic bombardment. The ability of aircraft and missiles to destroy or disrupt an enemy's war-making potential and to break or weaken his will to resist, independent of the actions of ground and naval forces, has served as the central theme of air power theory and as the rallying point of air advocates, who made it the raison d'etre for independent air forces. Written by well-known military historians, each chapter stands alone as a case study of an important stage in strategic air operations; combined, the chapters provide a comprehensive and insightful analysis of the theory and practice of strategic bombardment from its inception in World War I through the Gulf War of 1991. From "Boom" Trenchard and "Billy" Mitchell to John Warden and Charles Horner, the vision of air power prophets and airmen is tested against the reality of bureaucratic inertia, aircraft capability, technological advances, and bombing accuracy. This exceptional volume surveys the entire history of strategic bombardment and its technology, from the Zeppelin and Gotha of the Great War to the F-117 and the penetrating precision guided bomb of the Gulf War. The reader will find technological advances, such as radar bombing and range-extending air-to-air refueling, that answer one problem only to produce new requirements and expectations that demand more advanced technology. The volume also examines the changes in the public's perception of strategic bombardment. Indeed, public acceptance of combat casualties for both friend and foe has steadily declined in the latter half of the 20th century. Finally, later chapters in the book consider some of the most significant missions and accomplishments of the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War. The work contains over 160 photographs, 21 maps, 17 charts, and 17 tables
Air University Recovers from Vietnam and Regains Respect( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This article examines AU's attempt to accomplish this mission and evaluates the impact of the cold war, particularly the lessons learned from the Vietnam conflict, on those efforts. Although the study covers AU in general, it focuses on the AU professional military education (PME) program and the way that AU schools drifted away from their primary missions of education in the profession of arms and assumed an unofficial role of providing instruction in high-level policy and decision making. The result was a decline in the quality and relevance of the AU PME program and the loss of academic prestige among fellow Department of Defense and sister-service PME schools. This article contends that a persistent struggle to regain respect in the PME arena through major curriculum overhauls, innovative faculty acquisition methods, and new student-selection procedures eventually returned AU to its previous status as one of the premier military education institutions in the world
The desired blue : the conflict between the United States and Panama over Panama's sky, 1923-1931 by Wesley Phillips Newton( )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Early commercial aviation( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Montgomery in the Good War; Portrait of a Southern City by Wesley Phillips Newton( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To Command the Sky: The Battle for Air Superiority Over Germany, 1942-1944 (Smithsonian history of aviation and spaceflight series) by Stephen Lee McFarland( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Montgomery In the Good War by Wesley Phillips Newton( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wings of Gold: An Account of Naval Aviation Training in World War II : the Correspondence of Aviation Cadet by Robert R Rea( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Montgomery in the good war : portrait of a southern city, 1939-1946
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Wings of gold : an account of naval aviation training in World War II : the correspondence of aviation cadet/ensign Robert R. ReaMontgomery in the good war : portrait of a southern city, 1939-1946The wisdom of eagles : a history of Maxwell Air Force BaseMontgomery in the Good War; Portrait of a Southern City
Alternative Names
Newton, Wesley P.

Newton, Wesley Phillips

Languages
English (69)