Intrepid: the epic story of America's most legendary warship
The USS Intrepid is a warship unlike any other. The 27,000-ton, Essex-class aircraft carrier has sailed into harm's way around the globe. At Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, she sank Japanese warships and endured kamikaze and torpedo attacks. She fought at Okinawa and other Pacific battles, surviving to be the recovery ship for America's first astronauts and later returning to action in Vietnam. Intrepid brings this history to life in a stirring tribute complete with personal recollections of those who served on the ship, along with dramatic photographs, timelines, maps, and vivid descriptions of the deadly conflicts she endured. More than a numbers-and-dates narrative about an inanimate vessel, Intrepid tells the stories of people--those who sailed in her, fought to keep her alive, and perished in her defense--and powerfully captures the human element in the history of American heroism.
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|full_title||intrepid the epic story of americas most legendary warship|
|auth_author2||Gandt, Robert L., McCain, John, 1936-, Weiner, Tom.|
|author||White, Bill, 1967-|
|author2-role||Gandt, Robert L., McCain, John,1936-, Weiner, Tom.|Narrator, hoopla digital.|
|available_at_lafayette||Lafayette Public Library|
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|display_description||The first official history of the legendary aircraft carrier that fought in World War II and Vietnam and continues to serve as a major air and space museum in New York City. Since her launching in 1943, the 27,000-ton, Essex-class carrier has sailed into harm's way around the globe. During World War II, she fought her way across the Pacific, surviving kamikaze and torpedo attacks and covering herself with glory. The famous ship endured to become a Cold War attack carrier, recovery ship for America's first astronauts, and a three-tour combatant in Vietnam. In a narrative based on archival research and interviews with surviving crewmen, authors Bill White and Robert Gandt take us on its many journeys.--From publisher description.|
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|subject_facet||Intrepid (Aircraft carrier), Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Naval operations, American, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American|
|title_display||Intrepid : the epic story of America's most legendary warship|
|title_full||Intrepid : the epic story of America's most legendary warship / Bill White and Robert Gandt ; foreword by John McCain, Intrepid : the epic story of America's most legendary warship [electronic resource] / Bill White and Robert Gandt|
|title_sub||the epic story of America's most legendary warship|
|topic_facet||Naval operations, American, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, World War, 1939-1945|