On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier

On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier

by Barrett Tillman


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What defended the U.S. after the attack on Pearl Harbor, defeated the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and is an essential tool in the fight against terror? Aircraft Carriers. For seventy years, these ships remained a little understood cornerstone of American power. In his latest book, On Wave and Wing , Barrett Tillman sheds light on the history of these floating leviathans and offers a nuanced analysis of the largest man-made vessel in the history of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621575917
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 02/27/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 588,114
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Barrett Tillman is the author of Whirlwind, Forgotten Fifteenth, and dozens of other military histories. He is a familiar television commentator on The History Channel and National Geographic Channel. The Wall Street Journal hailed him as “a master story teller,” and Pulitzer Prize–winner Stephen Hunter called Whirlwind “a miracle of military history.” Tillman’s work has been cited in dozens of history books and has been used as course work by the Air Force, the Navy, and Marine Corps. Barrett Tillman lives in Arizona with his wife Sally.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Prologue xv

1 The Great War Era 1

2 Evolution 15

3 The Atlantic 45

4 Across the Pacific 83

5 Wars Hot and Cold 171

6 After the Storm 261

Epilogue 281

Acknowledgments 293

Appendix 1 295

Appendix 2 299

Appendix 3 313

Bibliography 315

Index 319

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