Intrepid: the epic story of America's most legendary warship

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Description
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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID dd1a140e-8707-00ed-9110-5ccac7a9c1b9
Grouping Title intrepid the epic story of americas most legendary warship
Grouping Author white bill
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-01 03:48:06AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-09 04:25:16AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Gandt, Robert L., Weiner, Tom.
author White, Bill, 1967-
author2-role Gandt, Robert L., Weiner, Tom.|Narrator, hoopla digital.
author_display White, Bill
display_description 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 and vivid descriptions of the deadly conflicts she endured. It is a story of the people who sailed in her, fought to keep her alive, and perished in her defense, a story which powerfully captures the human element in the history of American heroism.
id dd1a140e-8707-00ed-9110-5ccac7a9c1b9
isbn 9781481583473
item_details hoopla:MWT10026654||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10026654||Available Online||||
last_indexed 2018-12-09T11:25:16.56Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Unknown
literary_form_full Unknown
primary_isbn 9781481583473
publishDate 2008
record_details hoopla:MWT10026654|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2008.|1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 20 min.)) : digital.
recordtype grouped_work
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 [electronic resource] / Bill White and Robert Gandt
title_short Intrepid :
title_sub the epic story of America's most legendary warship
topic_facet Naval operations, American, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, World War, 1939-1945
More Details
ISBN:
9781481583473