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The Big E - The Story of the USS Enterprise (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition) Loot Price: R2,152
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The Big E - The Story of the USS Enterprise (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition): Edward P. Stafford

The Big E - The Story of the USS Enterprise (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition)

Edward P. Stafford; Introduction by Paul Stillwell

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A lasting tribute to the USS Enterprise, this heavily illustrated, new edition tells the classic tale of the carrier that contributed more than any other warship to the naval victory in the Pacific. The original book, published in 1962, has remained one of the most celebrated World War II stories for more than four decades. 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. 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. Author Edward Stafford mined genuine nuggets from the mountain of research and lengthy interviews he conducted to write this book. He answers questions such as: What was it like to be inside the cockpit of a Dauntless dive bomber as it bored in on its target or what kind effort was required to unstick the ship's huge rudder when it was damaged by a bomb? Literate and scholarly as well as highly dramatic, the book will appeal to historians and the general public alike.

General

Imprint: Naval Institute Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2016
Authors: Edward P. Stafford
Introduction by: Paul Stillwell
Dimensions: 305 x 229 x 35mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 544
Edition: Illustrated Edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-59114-802-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Naval forces & warfare
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 1-59114-802-2
Barcode: 9781591148029

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