9781557509987-1557509980-The Big E: The Story of the USS Enterprise (Bluejacket Books)

The Big E: The Story of the USS Enterprise (Bluejacket Books)

ISBN-13: 9781557509987
ISBN-10: 1557509980
Edition: First Thus
Author: Stafford, Edward P.
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Format: Paperback 616 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781557509987
ISBN-10: 1557509980
Edition: First Thus
Author: Stafford, Edward P.
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Format: Paperback 616 pages

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Acknowledged authors Stafford, Edward P. wrote The Big E: The Story of the USS Enterprise (Bluejacket Books) comprising 616 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1557509980 and 9781557509987. Since then The Big E: The Story of the USS Enterprise (Bluejacket Books) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.78 or rent at the marketplace.

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A lasting memorial to the USS Enterprise, this classic tale of the carrier that contributed more than any other single warship to the naval victory in the Pacific has remained a favorite World War II story for more than twenty-five years. The Big E participated in nearly every major engagement of the war against Japan and earned a total of twenty battle stars. The Halsey-Doolittle Raid; the Battles of Midway, Santa Cruz, Guadalcanal, the Philippine Sea, and Leyte Gulf; and the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa are all faithfully recorded from the viewpoint of the men who served her so well. The author, a naval aviator, focuses on the exploits of the famous ship's air groups, capturing the reality of their encounters and provoking a range of emotions from readers.

This superb study of a great ship, her crew, and the action they saw has been called one of the finest pieces of naval writing to emerge from the war. What it is like inside the cockpit of a Dauntless dive bomber as it bores in on its target or the effort required to unstick the ship's huge rudder when damaged by a bomb are just two of the nuggets Edward Stafford mined from the mountain of research and lengthy interviews he conducted to write the book. Literate and scholarly as well as highly dramatic, the book will appeal to historians and the general public alike.

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