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Empires of the Sky

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Empires of the Sky by Alexander Rose
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Apr 28, 2020 | ISBN 9780812989977

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Praise for Empires of the Sky

“An obsessive, decades-long struggle between two equally matched people is always fascinating, and especially when the prize they are fighting for is nothing less than the future of flight. We take the airplane’s defeat of the Zeppelin for granted, but in the Roaring Twenties and Dark Thirties it was anything but, and now, in a world aiming for carbon neutrality, we might even regret who won. Alex Rose is a historian with a scintillating prose style and an eye for the insightful, and often amusing, detail. Whereas dirigibles were heavy, ponderous, and full of gas, this book is the precise opposite.”—Andrew Roberts, author of Leadership in War

Praise for Men of War

Men of War is deeply researched, beautifully written. It is military history at its best.”The Wall Street Journal

“A strikingly vivid, well-observed, and compulsively readable exploration of combat . . . with shockingly evocative narrative reconstructions and penetrating, precise analysis . . . A tour de force.”The Daily Beast

Praise for Washington’s Spies

“Fascinating . . . Spies proved to be the tipping point in the summer of 1778. . . . [Alexander] Rose’s book brings to light their crucial help in winning American independence.”Chicago Tribune

“[Rose] captures the human dimension of spying, war and leadership.”The Wall Street Journal

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