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Leary, William M. (William Matthew) 1934-2006

Overview
Works: 92 works in 265 publications in 1 language and 12,430 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Bibliography  Encyclopedias  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliographies  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Composer, Other, Adapter
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Most widely held works by William M Leary
Under ice : Waldo Lyon and the development of the Arctic submarine by William M Leary( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leary provides informative treatments of the early problems with under-ice navigation; the Boarfish experimental dives; the Skate's surfacing through ice cover at the North Pole; and the drama-packed patrol of Seadragon, the first submarine to pass under an iceberg and make a submerged voyage through the fabled Northwest Passage. He ably delineates the roles of such other actors in the drama as Robert McWethy, executive officer of the Burton Island and long-time supporter of Lyon's work; the "fabulous patrol" of Sargo; CDR Joseph Skoog, who played poker while his crew transited the dangerous Arctic waters at high speed
Aviation's golden age : portraits from the 1920s and 1930s by William M Leary( )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pilots' directions : the transcontinental airway and its history( )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perilous missions : Civil Air Transport and CIA covert operations in Asia by William M Leary( )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perilous Missions" is William M. Leary's detailed operational history of the USA's Civil Air Transport (CAT), taking it through its many forms and uses in Asian conflicts. "Perilous Missions" is William M. Leary's detailed operational history of the USA's Civil Air Transport (CAT), taking it through its many forms and uses in Asian conflicts
We shall return! : MacArthur's commanders and the defeat of Japan, 1942-1945 by William M Leary( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were the forgotten commanders of World War II. While the names of Bradley and Patton became household words for Americans, few could identify Krueger or Eichelberger. They served under General Douglas MacArthur, a military genius with an enormous ego who dominated publicity from the Southwest Pacific during the American advance from Australia, through New Guinea, to the Philippines. While people at home read about the great victories that were won by ""MacArthur's navy"" and ""MacArthur's air force, "" his subordinates labored in obscurity, fearful lest attention from the press lead to the
The Central Intelligence Agency, history and documents by William M Leary( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late 1974 the U.S. Senate Select Committee on the CIA, headed by Frank Church of Idaho, began collecting documents and materials to buttress the committee hearings on the CIA's role and activities that were to begin in the fall of 1975. Among the materials prepared for the Church Committee is History of the Central Intelligence Agency, which was written by committee staff member Anne Karalekas. This book reproduces the History, with an introduction by Leary that establishes the historical framework for the Church Committee hearings, and also includes ten relevant documents covering events fr
Fueling the fires of resistance : Army Air Forces special operations in the Balkans during World War II by William M Leary( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the Army Air Forces' many operations in the Second World War, none was more demanding or important than those supporting the activity of resistance groups fighting the Axis powers. The special operations supporting the Yugoslavian partisans fighting the forces of Nazism in the Balkans required particular dedication and expertise. Balkan flying conditions demanded the best of flying skills, and the tenacious German defenses in that troubled region complicated this challenge even further. In this study, Professor William Leary examines what might fairly be considered one of the most important early experiences in the history of Air Force special operations. It is ironic that, 50 years after these activities, the Air Force today is heavily involved in Balkan operations, including night air drops of supplies. But this time, the supplies are for humanitarian relief, not war. The airlifters committed to relieving misery in that part of the world follow in the wake of their predecessors who, 50 years ago, flew the night skies with courage and skill to help bring an end to Nazi tyranny
The progressive era and the Great War, 1896-1920 by Arthur S Link( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Airline industry( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the notable people, events, products and companies of the American airline industry
The diplomacy of world power: the United States, 1889-1920 by Arthur S Link( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen er relateret til "Documents of Modern History" og indeholder afsnit vedrørende imperialismen og krigen mod Spanien, etablering af de anglo-amerikanske forhold, forholdet til Latinamerika, det fjerne østen samt forhold vedrørende den 1. verdenskrig
Aerial pioneers : the U.S. air mail service, 1918-1927 by William M Leary( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From airships to airbus : the history of civil and commercial aviation by International Conference on the History of Civil and Commercial Aviation( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anything, anywhere, any time : combat cargo in the Korean War by William M Leary( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om hvorledes de amerikanske styrker under Koreakrigen blev forsynet under anvendelse af transportfly. Forsyningerne blev enten fløjet ind eller nedkastet
MacArthur and the American century : a reader( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om general MacArthur, der begyndte sin kariere under 1. Verdenskrig, udmærkede sig som militær fører under kampene med japanerne i Stillehavet under 2. Verdenskrig og afsluttede sin kariere som leder af de amerikanske styrker under Koreakrigen. En antologi i 5 dele med ialt 36 essays, heraf 6 af MacArthur selv
Air America : upholding the airmen's bond( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through all the years of U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia, Air America pilots and their support personnel accepted the grave danger and extreme flying challenges with great alacrity. Called upon one last time in the final days before the collapse of the South Vietnamese government, Air America personnel braved the Saigon skyline to carry thousands of evacuees to the safety of nearby countries and U.S. ships in the South China Sea. They conducted themselves in the finest tradition of their motto "Anything, Anytime, Anywhere, Professionally." In praise of their efforts, U.S. Air Force investigators concluded "Only God knows the numbers of sorties which Air America flew in the final month in Vietnam. [We]... estimate that over 1,000 were flown, perhaps many more."--Symposium overview
The dragon's wings : the China National Aviation Corporation and the development of commercial aviation in China by William M Leary( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project COLDFEET : secret mission to a Soviet ice station by William M Leary( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combating bureaucratic resistance, dwindling funds, untested equipment, and savage weather conditions, the small American team of researchers and intelligence specialists raced against time to take advantage of a rare opportunity to assess the Soviets' progress in meteorology, oceanography, and especially submarine detection - before the station disintegrated. The key to success was the Fulton Skyhook, a new technology designed to snatch the men from the ice on a 500-foot, balloon lifted line and reel them up into a specially outfitted B-17 bomber traveling at 125 knots
We freeze to please : a history of NASA's icing research tunnel and the quest for flight safety by William M Leary( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a unique facility that has made unparalleled contributions to a specialized area of aeronautics research that affects virtually all who fly
A Methodist guide to Lincolnshire and East Anglia by William M Leary( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text is a guidebook to various Methodist churches in the Counties of Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk
Smith of New Jersey : a biography of H. Alexander Smith, United States Senator from New Jersey, 1944-1959 by William M Leary( )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Under ice : Waldo Lyon and the development of the Arctic submarine
Alternative Names
Leary, Bill, 1934-2006

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English (159)

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Perilous missions : Civil Air Transport and CIA covert operations in AsiaWe shall return! : MacArthur's commanders and the defeat of Japan, 1942-1945The Central Intelligence Agency, history and documentsFrom airships to airbus : the history of civil and commercial aviationAnything, anywhere, any time : combat cargo in the Korean WarMacArthur and the American century : a readerProject COLDFEET : secret mission to a Soviet ice station