Brian D. Laslie Presents Air Power's Lost Cause at Colfax

Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Brian D. Laslie to our Colfax Location to discuss his book Air Power's Lost Cause on Wednesday, January 19th at 7pm! This is a free event.

About the Book:

The first comprehensive treatment of the air wars in Vietnam. Filling a substantial void in our understanding of the history of airpower in Vietnam, this book provides the first comprehensive treatment of the air wars in Vietnam. Brian Laslie traces the complete history of these air wars from the beginning of American involvement until final withdrawal. Detailing the competing roles and actions of the air elements of the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force, the author considers the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of war. He also looks at the air war from the perspective of the North Vietnamese Air Force. Most important for understanding the US defeat, Laslie illustrates the perils of a nation building a one-dimensional fighting force capable of supporting only one type of war.

About the Author:

Brian D. Laslie is the Command Historian at the United States Air Force Academy. He is the author of The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam.

Please note: masks are required for our guests at all times, including events.

Air Power's Lost Cause: The American Air Wars of Vietnam (War and Society) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442274341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - May 14th, 2021

Event Location: 
Colfax Avenue