The Best of ""Wings"" Magazine

Walter J. Boyne, Author Potomac Books $27.5 (256p) ISBN 978-1-57488-368-8
A retired U.S. Air Force pilot, former director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and a bestselling author, Walter J. Boyne (Aces in Command) has written hundreds of magazine articles during his 40-year secondary career in aviation journalism. In The Best of Wings Magazine, Boyne has collected 27 of his articles for the renowned magazines Wings and Airpower (""The two were really just one magazine, but Joe [Mizrahi, the founder of both] used two names as a marketing ploy""). The 27 selections originally appeared between 1971 (""Sky Tiger: Bell's Airacuda Bomber Destroyer Without a Mission"") and 1985 (""The Fabulous Phantom: McDonnell F-4 Phantom""). Armchair aviators will find expert investigations of numerous aircraft as well as vicarious flight delight. 205 photos. (Oct. 1)
Reviewed on: 10/01/2001
Release date: 09/01/2001
Genre: Nonfiction
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