"A massive, expertly written and richly illustrated history . . . based on meticulous archival research . . . Finnegan's prose is precise and clear, and he provides the necessary historical context to make his work accessible to expert and layman alike." —Thomas Boghardt, historian at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., for cia.gov
"Fascinating, well-researched . . . A significant work." —Choice
"Truly a pathbreaking book." —Ernest R. May, Harvard University, author, The Kennedy Tapes
"There is no chance that the work will ever be surpassed." —David R. Mets, Professor Emeritus, School of Advanced Air and Space
"THE sourcebook for anyone wanting to understand the origins of modern airpower and overhead reconnaissance." —Air Power History
About the Author
Colonel Terry J. Finnegan served 30 years in parallel careers in the Air Force Reserve and in the Department of Defense as a senior level civil servant supporting NATO and NORAD alliances. His assignments included the National Security Agency, European Command, NATO, Pacific Command and Central Command during Operation Desert Storm. Terry was also a senior civil servant with NORAD, Space Command and the Defense Intelligence Agency. He has written articles for Studies in Intelligence, Over the Top and Over the Front, and was a contributor to Images of Conflict, Military Aerial Photography & Archaeology. He lives in California.