First Air Force general to
head the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL
The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Air Force of target web sites or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and morale, welfare and recreation sites, the U.S. Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at those locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.
Some materials listed below require access to subscription databases. If you cannot gain access, contact your local library for availability. AU students and faculty can contact the Center's Web Maintainer for a password.
If a file does not open by clicking on the link, right click and select "copy the shortcut" then paste it into your browser address bar.
All sites listed were last accessed August 15, 2011.
Arlington National Cemetery. Nathan
Farragut Twining. General, United States Air Force.
Available online at: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/ntwining.htm
Biography with color photographs of burial at Arlington Cemetery.
General Nathan F. Twining.
Available online at: http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=7436
Official Air Force biography of General Twining including color photograph.
Nathan F. Twining.
Available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/twin.html
Article from Air Chronicles about General Twining, includes photograph.
Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame.
Nathan F Twining.
Available online at: http://www.aviationhalloffamewisconsin.com/inductees/twining.htm
Includes black and white pictures.
Benton, Jeffrey C. They Served
Here: Thirty-Three Maxwell Men. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University
Press, 1999. 78 p.
"Colonel Benton provides a glimpse of the history of Maxwell Air Force Base by highlighting the careers of 33 airmen who served at the base at some point in their military careers. Some of the individuals portrayed were pioneers in the development of airpower and provided military leadership from World War II to the present." - A.U. Press Site.
Also available online at: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a421981.pdf
Book call no.: 358.41709761 B478t
Current Biography 1953.
New York, H. W. Wilson, 1954. 703 p.
Twining, Nathan F., pp 629-631.
Book call no.: R 920.02 c976 1953
Jacobs, James W. Enshrinee Album:
"The First Twenty-One Years". 1st ed. Dayton, OH, National
Aviation Hall of Fame, 1984. 203 p.
Twining, pp 190-191; includes ink drawing portrait.
Book call no.: R 926.2913 N277e
Makers of the United States Air Force,
edited by John L. Frisbee. Washington, Office of Air Force History, 1987.
Nathan F. Twining, pp 257-280.
Book call no.: 920.073 M218
McCarley, J. Britt. General
Nathan Farragut Twining: The Making of a Disciple of American Strategic Air
Power, 1897-1953. (Volumes I and II). Philadelphia, PA, Temple
University, 1989. 476 p. (Thesis, Ph.D., Temple University)
Book call no.: 92 T973m
Meilinger, Phillip S. Airmen and
Air Theory: A Review of the Sources. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air
University Press, 2001. 164 p.
Collection of biographical sketches and historiography of airpower theory and doctrine.
Also available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/au/meilinger.pdf
Book call no.: 358.400922 M513ab
Meilinger, Phillip S. American
Airpower Biography: A Survey of the Field. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air
University Press, 1995. 65 p.
Annotated critical bibliography of biographies and autobiographies of more than 30 major figures in the history of American air power. Twining, Nathan F., pp 43-45.
Book call no.: 358.400922 M513a
Political Profiles: The Eisenhower Years,
edited by Eleanora W. Schoenebaum. New York, Facts on File, 1977.
Twining, Nathan F., pp 613-614.
Book call no.: R 920.073 P769 v.2
Puryear, Edgar F., Jr. Stars in
Flight. Novato, CA, Presidio Press, 1981. 295 p.
The Leadership of General Nathan F. Twining, pp 139-164.
Book call no.: 358.400922 P986s
Twining, Nathan F. Neither
Liberty nor Safety: A Hard Look at U.S. Military Policy and Strategy.
New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966. 320 p.
Book call no.: 355.0973 T972n
Webb, Willard J. and Cole, Ronald H.
The Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. New ed.
Washington, Joint History Office, Office of the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of
Staff, 1995. 221 p.
Twining, pp 58-65, includes photographs; some color.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA323528
Book call no.: 355.33042 W368c 1995
Webster's American Military Biographies,
edited by Robert McHenry.
Reprint. New York, G & C Merriam, 1984. 548 p.
Twining, Nathan F., pp 444-445.
Book call no.: 923.5 W385 1984
Bray, David A. Army Air Force
Leadership in the Pacific During World War II. Maxwell AFB, AL,
Air Command and Staff College, 1981. 27 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 B8271a
Twining, Nathan F. Address by
General Nathan F. Twining, Chief of Staff, USAF, at the Air Force Symposium
Luncheon, Omaha, Nebraska. s.l., s.n., 1954. 8 p.
"20 August 1954" - Cover.
Doc. call no.: M-U 38043-89a
Twining, Nathan F. Progress in
the Air Age. s.l., s.n, 1954. 5 p.
Address Before the Industrial Preparedness Dinner Meeting of the American Ordnance Association, New York City, December 1, 1954.
Doc. call no.: M-U 38043-89
AF Vice Chief Hails Defense Role of Science and Industry. Army Navy Air Force Journal 90:510 December 27, 1952.
Air Force Chief. Aviation Week 58:33-34 May 25, 1953.
Blair Jr., Clay. The General Everybody
Loves. Saturday Evening Post 230:32-33+ August
"Twining is said to be the highest-ranking military man having been appointed in the country's top uniformed policy-making body. Twining has commanded more different air forces than any other general during World War II." - Abstract.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=20695746&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv
Butterfield, Roger and Gibney, Frank. The Twining Tradition. Life 43:104-106+ August 26, 1957.
Command: The Champ. Time 46:29 August 6, 1945.
Gen. Nathan F. Twining, Chief of Staff USAF, 1953-1957. Pegasus 26:Supplement, pp 10-11 July 1957.
Gen. Twining Outlines Problems of U.S. Military Structure: Advises Army. Army Navy Air Force Journal 96:11+ October 25, 1958.
History's Child. Time 61:25 May 18, 1953.
Meeting Red Strength (Statement by Twining). Army Navy Air Force Register 78:2 November 16, 1957.
The New Dimension. Time 63:18+ February 8, 1954.
Of Chiefs and Chairmen: General Nathan
Farragut Twining, USAF. Joint Force Quarterly No.
4:106 Spring 1994.
Includes color portrait of General Twining.
Strategic Weapons Stressed by Twining. Armed Forces Management 5:28-29 November 1958.
Twining, Nathan F. Report from Moscow. Air Force 39:60-65 August 1956.
Twining, Nathan F. The Tradition of Courage. Air Force 40:50+ February 1957.
Wolk, Herman S. The New Look in
Retrospect. Air Force Magazine 57:48-51 March 1974.
National security policy of the Eisenhower Administration.
This page was last updated on
01/12/2012 08:53 AM
This page was last updated on 01/12/2012 08:53 AMReturn to Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers List
Return to Main Bibliography List