Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers

De Seversky, Alexander

1894 - 1974

A naturalized American citizen who did much to advance aviation.

January 2001

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Alexander de Seversky: Aces of Russia.
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Seversky P-35's Unexpected Metamorphosis.
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P-47 Thunderbolt: Aviation Darwinism.
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Maintained as the Cradle of Aviation series by the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Long Island, New York.

Seversky Aircraft and Republic Aviation.
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Maintained as the Cradle of Aviation series by the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Long Island, New York.


Please note: A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Current Biography, 1941. New York, H.W. Wilson, 1941. 976 p.
Alexander P. De Seversky,  pp 222-223.
Book call no.: R 920.02 C976 1941

De Seversky, Alexander P.  Air Power: Key to Survival.  New York, Simon and Schuster, 1950. 126 p.
Book call no.: 358.4 D452a

De Seversky, Alexander P. America: Too Young to Die!  New York, McGraw-Hill, 1961. 237 p.
Book call no.: 355.0973 D452a

De Seversky, Alexander P.  Victory Through Air Power.  New York, Simon and Schuster, 1942. 354 p.
Book call no.: 623.74 D451v

Earle, Edward Mead.  Makers of Modern Strategy: Military Thought from Machiavelli to Hitler. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1944. 553 p.
Douhet, Mitchell, Seversky: Theories of Air Warfare, by Edward Warner, pp 485-503.
Book call no.: 355.09 Ea7m

Longyard, William H.  Who's Who in Aviation History: 500 Biographies.  Novato, CA, Presidio Press, 1994. 203 p.
De Seversky, Alexander Prokofieff (1894-1974), p 172.
Book call no.: R 926.2913 L859w

Miksche, Ferdinand O.  Is Bombing Decisive? A Study in the Organization and Tactical Employment of Modern Air Fleets.  London,  Allen & Unwin, 1943. 101 p.
Douhet-Seversky, pp 13-29.
Book call no.: 629.135 M58i

National Aviation Hall of Fame (U.S.).  Enshrinee Album: "The First Twenty-One Years", by James W. Jacobs. 1st ed. Dayton, OH, National Aviation Hall of Fame, 1984. 230 p.
De Seversky, pp 50-51, includes portrait.
Book call no.: R 926.2913 N277e

The National Cyclopedia of American Biography. New York, James T. White & Co., 1942. 548 p.
Alexander P. De Seversky, pp 538-539.
Book call no.: R 920.073 N277 vol.F 1939-1942

Vizzard, William R. A Limited Analysis of Seversky's "Air Power; Key to Survival".  S. l. , University of California, 1952. 158 p. 
Book call no.: MICROFILM 358.4 V864L

Webster's American Military Biographies.  Springfield, MA, G. & C. Merriam, 1978. 548 p.
Alexander P. De Seversky, pp 99-100.
Book call no.: R 923.5 W385

Who's Who in World Aviation and Astronautics.  Washington, American Aviation Publications, 1958. 2 vols.
Alexander De Seversky, pp 116-117.
Book call no.: R 926.29 W628 v.2 1958


De Seversky, Alexander P. Conference on Air Force of the Future.  Norfolk, VA, S. n., 1947. 10 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 38043 41-U

De Seversky, Alexander P. Air Power. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University,  1948. 21 p. (Air University (U.S.) Lectures).
Doc. call no.: M-U 38043 D452a

De Seversky, Alexander P. Conference (on) Air Force of the Future. Norfolk, VA, Armed Forces Staff College, May 26, 1947. 10 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 38043-41

Latiolais, Stanley P. The Re-Evaluation of Douhet's, Mitchell's and De Seversky's Theories in the Light of Modern Weapons.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University. Air Command and Staff College, March 1948. 30 p. 
Doc. call no.: M-U 32984 L357r


De Seversky, Alexander P. Air Power, Missiles, and National SurvivalAir Power Historian  5:20-30 January 1958.

De Seversky, Alexander P. All-Out Air Power, Key to Victory.  New York Times Magazine,  pp 6-7+ April  1942.

De Seversky, Alexander P. Bomb the Axis from America!  American Mercury  57:675-683 December 1943.

De Seversky, Alexander P. Command of SpaceAirpower Historian  9:253 October 1962.

De Seversky, Alexander P. Future of the Robot PlaneAmerican Mercury  59:322-325 September 1944.

De Seversky, Alexander P. The Military Accommodation to the Expanding Communist Challenge.  Airpower Historian  10:11-17 January 1963.
Lecture to SOS, Maxwell AFB AL, 9 April 1962 

De Seversky, Alexander P. National Aims and Space PowerSignal. 
Part 1, 12:8-9+  April 1958
Part  2, 12:17-19  May 1958.

De Seversky, Alexander P.  Obsolete Thinking--a Greater Danger than Obsolete Aircraft.  Air Force  39:39-44 January 1956.

De Seversky on Strategic OrganizationAir Force  41:83-84+ June 1958.

Finne, David D.  A Reply to ... Alexander De Seversky. Marine Corps Gazette 43:14-16 May 1959.

Fraser, C. Gerald.  Alexander P. De Seversky Dies at 80; Early Strategic Air Power ProponentNew York Times,  p 32, col 1,  August 26, 1974.

Huie, William B. What's Behind the Attacks on Seversky?  American Mercury  56:155-165  February 1943.

Lee, Russell E. Impact of Victory Through Air Power.  Air Power History  
Part I: The Army Air Forces' Reaction.  40:3-13 Summer 1993.
Part 2: The Navy Response.  40:20-30 Fall 1993.

Meilinger, Philip S. Proselytiser and Prophet: Alexander P. De Seversky and American Airpower. Journal of Strategic Studies  18:7-35 March 1995.

Pratt, Fletcher. Seversky and the Bomb.  The New Republic  14:339-341 March 11, 1946.

U.S. Foreign Policy and Military Strategy.  Aviation Age  28:9-11 August  1957.

Whiteley, John F.  Alexander De SeverskyAerospace Historian  24:155-157 September 1977.

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