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AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AT WAR

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by Admiral James L. Holloway III USN (Ret.)

Adm. James Holloway describes this book as a contemporary perspective of the events, decisions, and outcomes in the history of the Cold War—Korea,...

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<a href="/store/books/aviation/first-across">FIRST ACROSS</a>

by Richard K. Smith

First Across is the exciting story of the first transatlantic flight. The flight, made in 1919, took a six-man crew nearly three weeks to complete....

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by Richard K. Smith

Frank G. Tinker, Jr., a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Class of 1933, flew in combat with Soviet airmen during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). Flying...

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MOON MEN RETURN

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by Scott W. Carmichael

This book documents the role played by USS Hornet (CVS-12) in the recovery of the Apollo 11 Command Module after its splashdown in the Pacific Ocean...

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<a href="/store/books/aviation/billy-mitchells-war-navy">BILLY MITCHELL&#039;S WAR WITH THE NAVY</a>

by Thomas Wildenberg

When Billy Mitchell returned from WWI, he brought with him the deep-seated belief that air power had made navies obsolete. However, in the years...

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BLACK SHEEP

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by John F. Wukovits

This biography details the turbulent life of Gregory Boyington, who became the top Marine ace of the Pacific. It details his turbulent early life,...

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<a href="/store/books/aviation/striking-hornets-nest">STRIKING THE HORNETS&#039; NEST</a>

by Geoffrey L. Rossano

Striking the Hornets’ Nest provides the first extensive analysis of the Northern Bombing Group (NBG), the Navy’s most innovative aviation initiative...

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THE FIRST TEAM

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by John B. Lundstrom

Hailed as one of the finest examples of aviation research, this comprehensive 1984 study presents a detailed and scrupulously accurate operational...

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<a href="/store/books/spring-2016-catalog/war-begins">THE WAR BEGINS</a>

by David Lee Russell

The War Begins reveals in detail the events of the early carrier raids by the U.S. Pacific Fleet against the Japanese in the first half of 1942 in...

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<a href="/store/books/aviation/thach-weave">THACH WEAVE</a>

by Steve Ewing

This biography completes a trilogy on the three Navy fighter pilots--Jimmie Thach, Butch O'Hare, and Jimmy Flatley--who developed sweeping changes in...

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THE FIRST TEAM AND THE GUADALCANAL CAMPAIGN

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by John B. Lundstrom

From huddled command conferences to cramped cockpits, John Lundstrom guides readers through the maelstrom of air combat at Guadalcanal in this...

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RAMPANT RAIDER

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by Stephen R. Gray

A member of Light Attack Squadron 212 s "Rampant Raiders," A-4 pilot Stephen R. Gray writes about his experiences flying combat sorties from the deck...

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<a href="/store/books/fall-2016-catalog/gear-mishaps-down">Gear Up, Mishaps Down</a>

by Robert F. Dunn

Less than five years after naval aviation led the forces that defeated Imperial Japan that very organization was in serious trouble. The force had...

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<a href="/store/books/aviation/harnessing-sky">HARNESSING THE SKY</a>

by Frederick M. Trapnell Jr.

Harnessing the Sky is one of the last untold stories in 100 years of naval aviation. Th is biography of Vice Adm. Frederick M. Trapnell explores the...

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GUNBIRD DRIVER

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by David A. Ballentine

Gunbird Driver is a memoir of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young pilot flying an armed UH-1E's in Marine Observation Squadron 6. The...

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