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The Ship That Held the Line: The USS Hornet and the First Year of the…

by Lisle Abbott Rose

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Excellent story of the USS Hornet, one of the most famous ships in American history. ( )
  GrinningDwarf | Oct 14, 2006 |
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The American fleet aircraft carrier Hornet is widely acknowledged for the contributions she made to the war effort. The Doolittle Raid, launched from the Hornet's deck, inaugurated America's Pacific counteroffensive and transformed the aircraft carrier into one of the world's prime strategic weapon systems. She was one of three carriers to participate in the victory at Midway and the fighting around Guadalcanal. Through the experiences of this key warship and the eyes of her crew and the aviators who flew from her deck, Lisle Rose recreates the first desperate year of the war in the Pacific. H.… (more)

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