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Alexander de Seversky: Aces of Russia.
Available online at:
Seversky Aircraft and Republic Aviation.
Available online at: http://home.att.net/~historyzone/Seversky-Republic.html
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 Survival. Air 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 Space. Airpower Historian 9:253 October 1962.
De Seversky, Alexander P. Future of the Robot Plane. American Mercury 59:322-325 September 1944.
De Seversky, Alexander P. The Military Accommodation
to the Expanding Communist Challenge. Airpower Historian 10:11-17
Lecture to SOS, Maxwell AFB AL, 9 April 1962
De Seversky, Alexander P. National Aims and
Space Power. Signal.
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 Organization. Air 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 Proponent. New 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 Seversky. Aerospace Historian 24:155-157 September 1977.
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