Both are incredibly entertaining, give background information, are chock-packed-full-to-the-rim with pilot interviews about what unfolded how when where etc.. More "The Rest of the Story" stories than you can know. Definitely, get your hands on these. There are amazing first-hand account from the cockpits of F-16 pilots (could have gunned that Jastreb down), F-15 pilots (Yes, F-15Cs actually performed some ground strafing, and sometimes coordinated A-10s in an impromptu AFAC role)., F-14 pilots (read how this Navy JO totally shamed his CAG with an A-A kill), and more!.
Another great book, while definitely air combat related its focus is the F-15 Eagle is:
Written by Davies, a noted Osprey writer, and Davies, who actually flew F-15s. Or the other way around. Anyway- they teamed up and made an incredible, comprehensive book full of photos, diagrams, history, narratives, and insider info on the development, use and future of the F-15 Eagle in USAF hands. Oddly, it doesn't dwell much on the Israeli Air Force's use of it (odd because they have the most kills of it than any other force, including the USAF) and it only brushes by the Air NAtional Guard Eagle units, with antiquated photos. Bit of a snub there. But still extremely worth it.
There aren't a lot of copies (Amazon and Barnes and Noble) of any of these, so move fast.
I also recommend this book:
And, of course, anything from Osprey. Always trust Osprey publishing. They're a guaranteed awesome reading experience.
Oh, and anything by Robert F. Dorr.
More art to come next entry!