The histories of strategic airpower, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. aerospace industry are inexorably linked. This lavishly illustrated book written by Boeing historian Michael J. Lombardi provides a timeline of the development of American bombers, from William Boeing's original vision in 1916 to the advanced aircraft of the present day. Rarely seen archival photos tell the story of these remarkable planes -- including the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress, B-29 Superfortress, all-jet B-52 Stratofotress, and B-2 Spirit stealth bomber -- and the people who built and flew them. Hardcover. 161 pages. Measures 9"W x 9"H x 0.75"D. Published by Boeing Press. Printed in USA.