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The Resource Enterprise : America's fightingest ship and the men who helped win World War II, Barrett Tillman

Enterprise : America's fightingest ship and the men who helped win World War II, Barrett Tillman

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Enterprise : America's fightingest ship and the men who helped win World War II
Title
Enterprise
Title remainder
America's fightingest ship and the men who helped win World War II
Statement of responsibility
Barrett Tillman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The USS Enterprise took part in twenty battles during World War II--no other American ship came close. Enterprise is credited with sinking or wrecking 71 Japanese ships and destroying 911 enemy aircraft. This is the epic, heroic story of this legendary aircraft carrier--nicknamed "the fightingest ship" in the U.S. Navy--and of the men who fought and died on her. She was commissioned in 1938, and her bombers sank a submarine just three days after the Pearl Harbor attack, claiming the first seagoing Japanese vessel lost in the war. Barrett Tillman has been called "the man who owns naval aviation history." He's mined official records and oral histories as well as his own interviews to give us not only a portrait of the ship's unique contribution to winning the Pacific war, but also unforgettable portraits of the men who flew from her deck and worked behind the scenes to make success possible.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/5973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Enterprise : America's fightingest ship and the men who helped win World War II, Barrett Tillman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: Kearny, New Jersey, 1958 -- "I have done the state some service" (1938-1941) -- "Keep cool, keep your heads, and fight" (December 1941-May 1942) -- "Revenge, sweet revenge" (June 1942) -- "We didn't know a damned thing" (August 1942) -- "A fighting chance" (October 1942) -- "The most exciting part of your day" (November 1942-January 1943) -- "A long and teedjus journey" (February-December 1943) -- "If any of them lived it wasn't our fault" (January-June 1944) -- "Vector two seven zero" (June-July 1944) -- "Only human" (August-December 1944) -- "Live with great enthusiasm" (January-May 1945) -- "The Enterprise has a soul" (1945-1958)
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 300 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781439190876
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011039886
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)741542547
Label
Enterprise : America's fightingest ship and the men who helped win World War II, Barrett Tillman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: Kearny, New Jersey, 1958 -- "I have done the state some service" (1938-1941) -- "Keep cool, keep your heads, and fight" (December 1941-May 1942) -- "Revenge, sweet revenge" (June 1942) -- "We didn't know a damned thing" (August 1942) -- "A fighting chance" (October 1942) -- "The most exciting part of your day" (November 1942-January 1943) -- "A long and teedjus journey" (February-December 1943) -- "If any of them lived it wasn't our fault" (January-June 1944) -- "Vector two seven zero" (June-July 1944) -- "Only human" (August-December 1944) -- "Live with great enthusiasm" (January-May 1945) -- "The Enterprise has a soul" (1945-1958)
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 300 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781439190876
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011039886
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)741542547

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