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Our Latest Release

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Rivals

by Donald E. Keyhoe

A war between Strange Rivals! Arch competitors on stage become deadly enemies in war! Philip Strange, the Mental Marvel, meets Karl von Zenden, the Man of a Thousand Faces, in a return engagement. Step right up for the craziest double-bill in peace or in conflict. Also appearing for a limited time: flying skeletons, ghost aces, and sky pirates. Can America’s “Brain-Devil” bring down the curtain on this cursed menagerie, or will he finally be upstaged by his evil opposite?

Roaring out of the 1930’s comes the greatest heroes to ever fly WWI Europe’s unfriendly skies!

Straight from the tattered pages of Popular Publication’s air war pulps, Age of Aces Books is proud to be able to bring you the best of these heroes. Don’t spend all that time and money tracking down dozens of the crumbling original magazines looking for your favorite aviator. Age of Aces has done that for you. Each of our books contain stories featuring a single exciting character or written by one of your favorite authors. We are also doing some books that are not air war but still have a connection to that era and those magazines. All Age of Aces books are 6 X 9 trade paperback editions, and are available from Amazon.com.

Latest Dispatches

How the War Crates Flew: The Constaninesco Interrupter Gear

Link - Posted January 12, 2022 @ 6:00 am in

The pilot of any pursuit plane used in the great war, could only shoot in one direction . . . that was forward. Sometimes he had one Vickers gun mounted on the engine cowling, and one Lewis mounted on the top center section. Sometimes he had two Vickers and one Lewis. And sometimes he had just two Vickers.

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“Mushing Down the Air Trail” by Frank Richardson Pierce

Link - Posted January 7, 2022 @ 6:00 am in

High-powered planes and battling pilots above the snow fields of Alaska!

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Leaving the Scrapbooks Behind

Link - Posted December 31, 2021 @ 6:00 am in

THIS month we’ve been delving into a pair of scrapbooks that were created in the late 20’s and early 30’s by an industrious youth, Robert A. O’Neil who, like many at the time, had a keen interest in all things aviation.

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From the Scrapbooks: Letter Postcards

Link - Posted December 29, 2021 @ 6:00 am in

Turning the page, we find two acknowledgments for having written a letter in to the pulps!

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From the Scrapbooks: Cover Cut-Outs

Link - Posted December 27, 2021 @ 6:00 am in

Robert was also fond of including cut-outs from covers of all kinds of aviation themed magazines. Here are a few along with the full covers Robert excised them from…

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From the Scrapbooks: A Seasonal Mystery

Link - Posted December 24, 2021 @ 6:00 am in

Turning the page, we find a Happy New Years greeting from George Bruce scrapbooked in. . .

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From the Scrapbooks: A Letter from Sarge!

Link - Posted December 22, 2021 @ 6:00 am in

Turning the page, we find another letter removed from its envelope and scrapbooked in. Opening it, we find a letter from “Sarge” on the official Popular Publications letterhead. Sarge was the assumed character and nom de plum of Eugene A. Clancy that he used for answering letters sent into Battle Aces magazine’s letters column, The Hot Airdrome.

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From the Scrapbooks: The Sky Riders Club

Link - Posted December 20, 2021 @ 6:00 am in

Turning the page, we find one of the Birdmen Club cards paired with the Sky Riders Club Card!

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From the Scrapbooks: The Birdmen Club

Link - Posted December 17, 2021 @ 6:00 am in

Turning the page from the George Bruce letter we find a membership card and folded note from the Birdmen club!

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From the Scrapbooks: A Letter from Arch Whitehouse

Link - Posted December 15, 2021 @ 6:00 am in

Unfolding the sheet of paper reveals a letter from Arch Whitehouse on Magazine Publishers Incorporated letterhead from March 7th, 1929.

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