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Yenne, Bill 1949-

Works: 232 works in 894 publications in 6 languages and 30,310 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Biography  Pictorial works  Military history  Fiction  Western fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Creator, Illustrator, Composer
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Most widely held works about Bill Yenne
Most widely held works by Bill Yenne
The encyclopedia of North American Indian tribes : a comprehensive study of tribes from the Abitibi to the Zuñi by Bill Yenne( Book )

66 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and German and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a catalog of those Indian tribes that have existed in North America since prehistoric times, from the Abittibi to the Zuni
The encyclopedia of US spacecraft by Bill Yenne( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and Danish and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the spacecraft developed for commercial, military, and NASA programs including a description of each craft and the results obtained by scientific missions
Sitting Bull by Bill Yenne( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life of Sitting Bull, from his youth as a warrior and rise as a tribal elder to his failed efforts to save the Lakota's land and culture through nonviolence and negiotations
Hap Arnold : the general who invented the U.S Air Force by Bill Yenne( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold is widely considered the father of the United States Air Force. But his long list of accomplishments doesn't begin or end there. He was also the first and only five-star general of the US Air Force; one of the first US military aviators; the first American to carry air mail; and the architect of the war-winning air strategy of World War II
Arts & crafts of the Native American tribes by Michael Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Details how Native American culture evolved, the artifacts produced on the continent and the ways they were made, and the techniques of decoration and embellishment that utilized a variety of disparate natural commodities that depended on geographical necessity and abundance"--Jacket flap
Area 51 black jets by Bill Yenne( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Area 51's most important military aviation developments are profiled in an illustrated format. When most of us think of Area 51, we think of aliens, UFOs, and controversial government cover-ups. It's easy to forget that, since the mid-1950s, the United States' famed extension of Edwards Air Force Base has served as a top-secret CIA testing ground for many of the most groundbreaking advancements in American military aviation technology. In Area 51 - Black Jets, author and military historian Bill Yenne offers the first fully illustrated chronology of Area 51's most famous aircraft projects, including Lockheed's U-2 "Dragon Lady" and SR-71 "Blackbird" reconnaissance planes, drones ranging from the early Lockheed D-21 to the modern-day General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and the famous F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter produced by the Have Blue program during the 1970s. Each project is given its own fascinating chapter illuminating the aircraft's development at this famed location. But beyond the aircraft themselves, Area 51 - Black Jets also covers a handful of the many classified experimental programs carried out at Area 51 over the years, such as Have Doughnut, Have Ferry, and Have Drill--secret undertakings that successfully reverse-engineered such enemy aircraft as the Russian MiG during the Cold War. Presented in beautiful hardcover format and illustrated with historic color and black-and-white photographs, diagrams, and maps, this book reveals Area 51 for what it truly is: a clandestine area for the United States' most cutting-edge technological innovators in military aviation."--
The history of the US Air Force by Bill Yenne( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the United States Air Force describing its major commands, their designated missions, the men in command, and the men who served both before and after 1947
The astronauts : the first 25 years of manned space flight by Bill Yenne( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed account of manned space programs of the U.S. & U.S.S.R
Superfortress : the story of the B-29 and American air power by Curtis E LeMay( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising sons : the Japanese American GIs who fought for the United States in World War II by Bill Yenne( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pays tribute to the service of Japanese-American soldiers during World War II, focusing on the members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, many of whom came from U.S. internment camps and fought while their families remained confined at home
Bladen Cole : bounty hunter by Bill Yenne( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isham Ransdell, owner of the Gallatin City Bank, wants the Porter boys dead or alive--preferably dead--for killing his associates. Bladen Cole questions the motives of his new client, who is the only rich man in the city somehow left unscathed. The manhunt goes smoothly enough until he finds himself between two rival Blackfoot bands. Forced to take sides, Cole is led straight to the Porter boys--who are surely surprised by such an unusual posse
Tommy gun : how General Thompson's submachine gun wrote history by Bill Yenne( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A military and cultural history of the infamous World War II firearm documents its notorious use by mobsters and NRA members as well as its ubiquitous presence in Hollywood films, charting its many names and role as a symbol of 20th-century culture
Aces high : the heroic saga of the two top-scoring American aces of World War II by Bill Yenne( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capturing the hearts of a beleaguered nation, the fighter pilots of World War II engaged in a kind of battle that became the stuff of legend--and those who survived showdowns earned the right to be called aces. But two men in particular rose to become something more. They became icons of aerial combat, in a heroic rivalry that inspired a weary nation to fight on. Richard "Dick" Bong was the bashful, pink-faced farm boy from the Midwest. Thomas "Tommy" McGuire was the wise-cracking, fast-talking kid from New Jersey. What they shared was an unparalleled gallantry under fire which earned them each the Medal of Honor. What separated them was a closely watched rivalry to see who would emerge as the top-scoring American ace of the war. What they left behind is a legacy and a record of aerial victories that has yet to be surpassed anywhere in the world.--From publisher description
100 inventions that shaped world history by Bill Yenne( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Portuguese and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes 100 important inventions and their impact on world history. Includes trivia games and projects
Boeing, planemaker to the world by Robert Redding( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En beretning om Boeing-kompagniet og dets fly fra den spæde begyndelse i 1915 til nutiden
Hitler's master of the dark arts : Himmler's Black Knights and the occult origins of the SS by Bill Yenne( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of the evil of Nazism was Hitler's "witch doctor, " Heinrich Himmler, and his peculiar and deadly organsation with the mundane name Schutzstaffel, literally "protective squadron." Undoubtedly you know them better as the feared SS, the very essence of Nazism. Their threatening double lightning bolt is perhaps the most dreaded symbol of the Third Reich. The facts of the SS's origins are truly stranger than fiction. If you thought Raiders of the Lost Ark was an inspired Hollywood fiction, think again. Hitler's Master of the Dark Arts reveals the hidden "truths" of the SS in full and morbidly fascinating detail
Indian wars : the campaign for the American West by Bill Yenne( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Definitive Story of the Longest War in American History The Indian wars remain the most misunderstood campaign ever waged by the U.S. Army. From the first sustained skirmishes west of the Mississippi River in the 1850s to the sweeping clashes of hundreds of soldiers and warriors along the upper plains decades later, these wars consumed most of the active duty resources of the army for the greater part of the nineteenth century and resulted in the disruption of nearly all of the native cultures in the West. Yet the popular understanding of the Indian wars is marred by stereotypes and misinformation as well as a tendency to view these individual wars-the battles against the Sioux, the Cheyenne, the Nez Perce, the Apache, and other groups-as distinct incidents rather than parts of a single overarching campaign. Dispelling notions that American Indians were simply attempting to stop encroachment on their homelands or that they shared common views on how to approach the Europeans, Bill Yenne explains in Indian Wars: The Campaign for the American West, that these wars, fought for more than five decades across a landscape the size of continental Europe, were part of a general long-term strategy by the U.S. Army to control the West as well as extensions of conflicts among native peoples that predated European contact. Complete with a general history of Indian and European relations from the earliest encounters to the opening of the west, and featuring legendary figures from both sides, including Crazy Horse, Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, George Custer, Kit Carson, and George Crook, Indian Wars allows the reader to better understand the sequence of events that transformed the West and helped define the American temperament
Space shuttle by Bill Yenne( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnificent illustrations of manned flight with descriptions of the history of space flight
Pictorial history of the North American Indian by Bill Yenne( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents in detail the story of the North American Indians of the various regions and describes the specific cultures and heritage that evolved in each
Dress and decoration of the Middle Ages by Henry Shaw( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Italian and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the manner of dress and the design of the Middle Ages through biographies of the most prominent monarchs of the time
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Sitting BullArts & crafts of the Native American tribesSuperfortress : the story of the B-29 and American air powerRising sons : the Japanese American GIs who fought for the United States in World War IITommy gun : how General Thompson's submachine gun wrote historyAces high : the heroic saga of the two top-scoring American aces of World War II100 inventions that shaped world historyBoeing, planemaker to the world