The Fast Carriers: The Forging of an Air Navy

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Originally published in 1968, this now classic study is considered essential reading for its analysis of fast aircraft carrier development. It provides a fascinating record not only of the U.S. Navy's metamorphosis from a battleship-oriented to a carrier-centered fleet, but also of the heated debates that took place over the changing naval strategy. With an insider's grasp of the personalities involved, award-winning naval historian Clark G. Reynolds takes readers from the war rooms of Washington to the flight decks of the Pacific. He vividly describes the battles over the concept of fast carriers between the air admirals and battleship admirals and offers little-known details gleaned from personal interviews and private diaries.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 536 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (March 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557507015
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557507013
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds