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Spires, David N.

Overview
Works: 14 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 4,314 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: UG1515, 358.80973
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Most widely held works by David N Spires
Beyond Horizons : A Half century of Air Force Space Leadership by David N Spires( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author embarks on a study of the Air Force₂s long involvement in initiating, developing, and applying the technology of space-based systems in support of the nation₂s security. His analysis ranges from America's space and missile efforts prior to the launch of the Soviet sputniks in 1957, right up to the coming of age of military space employment in the Persian Gulf War of 1991. The author offers an assessment of the Air Force's leadership position in the ongoing debate over service roles and missions and its vision for the nation's space program entering the new century. This book is a slightly revised edition of a book originally published by Air Force Space Command in 1997
Air power for Patton's Army : the XIX Tactical Air Command in the Second World War by David N Spires( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a case study of one air-ground team's experience with the theory and practice of tactical air power employed during the climactic World War 2 campaigns against the forces of Nazi Germany
Image and reality : the making of the German officer, 1921-1933 by David N Spires( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orbital futures : selected documents in Air Force space history by David N Spires( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond horizons : a history of the Air Force in space, 1947-2007 by David N Spires( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patton's Air Force : forging a legendary air-ground team by David N Spires( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the time the Third Army became operational on August 1, 1944, until the guns fell silent on May 8, 1945, Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's troops covered more ground and took more enemy prisoners than any other Allied amy in northwest Europe. Brig. Gen. Otto P. Weyland's XIX Tactical Air Command (TAC) provided air support every step of the way. Their combined success is something of an anomaly; air-ground relationships are notoriously confrontational and plagued with interservice competition. How did Patton and Weyland work together to achieve such astounding success?"--Jacket
On alert : an operational history of the United States Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile program, 1945-2011 by David N Spires( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond horizons : a half century of Air Force space leadership by David N Spires( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership is a study of the United States Air Force in space. Of all the military services, the Air Force has been preeminently involved for the past fifty years in initiating, developing, and applying the technology of space-based systems in support of the nations national security. Yet there has been no single-volume overview of the Air Force space story to serve as an introduction and guide for interested readers. This book tells the story of the origins and development of the United States Air Force's space program from its earliest beginnings in the post Second World War period to its emergence as a critical operational presence in the Persian Gulf War."--Publisher's webite
Beyond horizons : a half century of Air Force space leadership by David N Spires( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond horizons : a half century of Air Force space leadership by David N Spires( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the United States Air Force in space. Of all the military services, the Air Force has been preeminently involved for the past fifty years in initiating, developing, and applying the technology of space-based systems in support of the nation's national security. Yet there has been no single-volume overview of the Air Force space story to serve as an introduction and guide for interested readers. In November 1992, a high-level Air Force Blue Ribbon PaneZ on Space, chaired by then Lieutenant General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr., commander of Air Force Space Command, concluded there was a specific need to better educate people, both in the service and among the general populace, about the history of Air Force space activities. "Beyond Horizons" has been written to meet this need
The career of the Reichswehr officer by David N Spires( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The theme of this dissertation is the Reichswehr officer and his career structure. Although statistical evidence provides a major part of the story, this study is not a narrow, technical, statistical analysis. Rather, the center of attention from beginning to end is the Bavarian Seventh Division and individual officers like Eduard Zorn and Ferdinand Jodl. Their experiences provide a means of examining the positive and negative aspects of the officer's career as well as the nature of the professional army under its three commanders ... Each chapter of this study is devoted to a particular facet of the officer's career: the selection and training of officer candidates and General Staff candidates; the assignment, promotion and elimination programs; and operational training in the Reichswehr over the course of the Weimar period"--Preface
Orbital futures : selected documents in Air Force space history by David N Spires( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orbital futures : selected documents in Air Force space history by David N Spires( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beyond horizons : a history of the Air Force in space, 1947-2007 by David N Spires( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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English (60)