Over There in the Air: The Fightin' Texas Aggies in World War I, 1917-1918.

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Date: Spring 2021
From: Air Power History(Vol. 68, Issue 1)
Publisher: Air Force Historical Foundation
Document Type: Article
Length: 572 words
Lexile Measure: 1210L

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Over There in the Air: The Fightin' Texas Aggies in World War I, 1917-1918. By John A. Adams, Jr. College Station TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2020. Photographs. Appendix. Notes. Pp. 129. $29.95. ISBN: 978-1-62349-845-0

In his latest book, Adams attempts to give the reader a sense of the contributions made by students, former students, faculty, and even coaches of Texas A&M University in the skies over France during the First World War. These men served in the British and French air forces and, later, the air arms of the U.S. Army and Navy.

In laying out his arguments about how important the Aggies' contributions were, Adams covers a lot of ground. He discusses the contributions of several of the university's presidents in preparing the school--albeit at times unknowingly--for what it would face during the war years as it moved from being a...

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