The Life, Times, and Battles of America's Prophet of Air Power.
Jeffers. Follow the remarkable career of William "Billy" Mitchell, who rose to the rank of brigadier general but managed to alienate most of his superiors along the way. You'll read of Mitchell's true heroics in World War I; of his influence on the design of classic aircraft such as the B-17 Flying Fortress and his namesake, the B-25 Mitchell; and of his brilliant and outspoken advocacy of strategic air power, which led to the development of the U.S. Air Force - and to his own downfall. 288 pages, 16 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover. #0015506