Coffey traces the career of Le May, who went to war in 1941 as a captain and 20 years later, as chief of staff, guided the Air Force into the space age and early years of the Vietnam War. Le May was responsible for some of the most innovative bomber tactics in the European and Pacific theaters in World War II. After the war, he instituted the Berlin airlift and developed the Strategic Air Command; became involved in controversies ranging from the Bay of Pigs to the use of air power in Southeast Asia; and feuded with Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson. A popular biography for general collections. BOMC alternate. George F. Scheck, Naval War Coll. Lib., Newport, R.I.
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