The Big E: The Story of the USS Enterprise

The Big E: The Story of the USS Enterprise

by Edward P. Stafford

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557509987
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 04/09/2002
Series: Bluejacket Books
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 580,839
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author


CDR. Edward Peary Stafford, USN (Ret.) (1918-2013) was a naval aviator. He wrote for Naval History and Proceedings, as well as for National Geographic. He is best known for The Big E and four other books on naval history: Subchaser; Little Ship, Big War; The Saga of DE-343, and The Far and the Deep.

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The Big E: The Story of the USS Enterprise 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JBfromWY More than 1 year ago
This book is easily one of the finest single-unit histories ever written and a damn fine book otherwise. If you like to read about World War II, read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good over view of the war in the Pacific Ocean. Not much detal but as a book that covers all major battles this book covers these in limited detail, but then to cover this in detail this would take many volumes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book follows the history of the USS Enterprise and her air groups from Pearl Harbor till the last desparate months of the Pacific War. Enterprise was involved in almost every major sea battle in the Pacific and at one point was the only Carrier that held the line against the Japanese in the Pacific. The author tells the story of the Enterprise through anecdotes from her crew and the men who flew and commanded her airgroups giving a very personalized and intimate feel of what it was like serving in the luckiest, greatest warship of WWII. This is a great account of one of the most important warships in history.
hawkeye54 More than 1 year ago
If you only read one book about the Pacific War, make sure its this one.
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