Reading Suggestions from the NEAM Team

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Attack on Orleans: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod

by Jake Klim

Jake Klim chronicles a new prototype of German submarine surfaced three miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Suggested by Docent Rich J

Bradley Field

by Tom Palshaw

History of Bradley Field known today as Bradley International Airport

Suggested by Restoration Volunteer Rick

Deadly Decision

by Rick Centore

Based on the wartime experiences of Technical Sergeant Nello Centore of the 856th Bomb Squadron, author Centore recounts the compelling events leading to a fateful day in June 1944 when disaster strikes Crew 601, and Sergeant Centore's world is changed forever.

Suggested by Restoration Volunteer Rick


by Robert Mason

A tale from a Vietnam Veteran about his more than one thousand combat missions as a helicopter pilot.

Suggested by Docent Jim B

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter: A History

by Martin W. Bowman

Firsthand insights gathered from pilots who have flown the Starfighter in a variety of international contexts make for a rich and diverse narrative, interspersed throughout with a good selection of black and white and color illustrations that really bring the story to life.

Suggested by Docent Jim H

The Wright Brothers

by David McCullough

David McCullough tells the dramatic story behind the story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Suggested by Staff Member Erin Sniffen

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

by Liza Mundy

Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II.

Suggested by Staff Member Jeanie

Top Gun

by Dan Pedersen

Pederson shares his experience as a top Navy pilot. is now over 80 years old and He also was the founder of the Navy's Top Gun fighter school in Miramar that gave the best pilots additional flying skills. A good book to read especially since we have a F4 Phantom and F14 Tomcat at NEAM.

Suggest by Docent Erich

Shoot For The Moon - The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

by James Donovan

The author researched and interviewed many of the people involved and put together an impressive account of what happened. He describes the Mercury (Man in a Can!), Gemini and Apollo programs in great and fascinating detail. Well written and entertaining.

Suggest by Docent Erich

Fly Girls - How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

by Keith O'Brien

Book about young women in the late 1920s and '30s who flew rickety planes and made history. Names such as Ruth Elder, Frances Grayson, Amelia Earhart, Louise Thaden, Marvel Crosson, Frances Marsalis and others were in the news and made famous!

Suggested by Docent Rich J

Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed

by Ben R. Rich & Leo Janos

From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies. Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades.

Suggested by Volunteer Gary G

Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution

by Richard Whittle

The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviation

Suggested by Volunteer Gary G

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