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by John McCain,Bill White

  • ISBN: 0767929985
  • Category: History
  • Author: John McCain,Bill White
  • Subcategory: Military
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (September 8, 2009)
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • FB2 size: 1993 kb
  • EPUB size: 1173 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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 The USS Intrepid is a warship unlike any other. Since her launching in 1943.

This is a very good overview of the Intrepid's long career including it's conversion into the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. One interesting incident is her return to service in the aftermath of 9/11.

BILL WHITE is president of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. ROBERT GANDT is a former . Navy fighter pilot and Delta Air Lines captain. His numerous previous books include the definitive work on naval aviation, Bogeys and Bandits, which was adapted for the television series Pensacola: Wings of Gold. Intrepid: The Epic Story of America's Most Legendary Warship. Bill White, Robert Gandt. Crown/Archetype, 2008.

The book was written by Bill White, President of the Intrepid Sea . Published by Thriftbooks. INTREPID appears, at first glance, to be just another book about a warship.

The book was written by Bill White, President of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, in collaboration with Robert Gandt, a former US Navy aircraft carrier pilot, whose inimitable style never ceases to capture the hearts and minds of his readers. Commissioned in 1943 as Navy CV-11, the Essex Class INTREPID fought long and hard throughout the Pacific Theater of World War II before finally sailing in victory beneath the Golden Gate Bridge in 1947 to her well-deserved resting place in San Francisco.

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The Epic Story of America's Most Legendary Warship (Random House, 2009), which won the Admiral Farragut Book Award. Admiral Farragut Book Award, 2009, with co-author Bill White for Intrepid. He is a graduate of Charter Oak State College with.

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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. From publisher description. book below: (C) 2016-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners. Navy fighter pilot and Delta Air Lines captain

BILL WHITE is president of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Thomas L. Sprague, USN, squinted in the harsh sunlight. It was a typical Chesapeake summer early afternoon, the humidity clinging to the atmosphere like a damp blanket. Sprague could feel the perspiration trickling beneath the starched white cotton of his service dress uniform.

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 CityThe USS Intrepid is a warship unlike any other. Since her launching in 1943, the 27,000-ton, Essex-class aircraft carrier has sailed into harm’s way around the globe. During World War II, she fought her way across the Pacific—Kwajalein, Truk, Peleliu, Formosa, the Philippines, Okinawa—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 riveting narrative based on archival research and interviews with surviving crewmen, authors Bill White and Robert Gandt take us inside the war in the Pacific. We join Intrepid’s airmen at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, in October 1944, as they gaze in awe at the apparitions beneath them: five Japanese battleships, including the dreadnoughts Yamato and Musashi, plus a fleet of heavily armored cruisers and destroyers. The sky fills with multihued bursts of anti-aircraft fire. The flak, a Helldiver pilot would write in his action report, “was so thick you could get out and walk on it.” Half a dozen Intrepid aircraft are blown from the sky, but they sink the Musashi. A few months later, off Okinawa, theyagain meet her sister ship, the mighty Yamato. In a two-hour tableau of hellfire and towering explosions, Intrepid’s warplanes help send the super-battleship and 3,000 Japanese crewmen to the bottom of the sea. We’re next to nineteen-year-old Alonzo Swann in Gun Tub 10 aboard Intrepid as he peers over the breech of a 20-mm anti-aircraft gun. He’s heard of kamikazes, but until today he’s never seen one. Swann and his fellow gunners are among the few African Americans assigned to combat duty in the U.S. Navy of 1944. Blazing away at the diving Japanese Zero, Swann realizes with a dreadful certainty where it will strike: directly into Gun Tub 10.The authors follow Intrepid’sjourney to Vietnam. “MiG-21 high!” crackles the voice of Lt. Tony Nargi in his F-8 Crusader. It is 1968, and Intrepid is again at war. Launching from Yankee Station in the Tonkin Gulf, Nargi and his wingman have intercepted a flight of Russian-built supersonic fighters. Minutes later, after a swirling dogfight over North Vietnam, Nargi—and Intrepid—have added another downed enemy airplane to their credit. Intrepid: The Epic Story of America’s Most Legendary Warship brings a renowned ship to life in a stirring tribute complete with the personal recollections of those who served aboard her, dramatic photographs, time lines, maps, and vivid descriptions of Intrepid’s deadly conflicts. More than a numbers-and-dates narrative, Intrepid is the story of people—those who sailed in her, fought to keep her alive, perished in her defense—and powerfully captures the human element in this saga of American heroism.
Reviews about Intrepid: The Epic Story of America's Most Legendary Warship (7):
Dianantrius
Having served on Intrepid, it was personal and made me proud to have been even a small part of her. The book was easy reading and with its rich details it brought back many memories. If it has a weakness, it ironically would be in the details. For those not familiar with naval aircraft, it could be tedious. It is understood that the heart of a carrier is its air wing, but there are many other stories that make up the history of one of these floating cities. The episodes concerning the Pacific war were excellent and showed the unbelievable courage of the airmen and crew in defending her. In the author’s effort to make it a complete history, it tended to drag occasionally, but for me it was a worthwhile read.
Uscavel
I would highly recommend this book for anyone who's got the WWII bug & wants to learn about this incredible, truly legendary, warship. It is very well written & easy to read. I felt like I was taken back in time. So happy to know the "Intrepid" is a "living museum" & that it was not scrapped. It continues to educate generations to come so our fallen heroes, who gave the ultimate sacrifice, will never be forgotten.
caster
Anyone interested in WWII history, and especially of naval history, will enjoy this book. Compiled from eyewitness remembrances, historical documents and naval archives, this story comes alive in “you are there” fashion. The fact that the ship is still available to visitors to New York City is a testament to its importance. This story, and the ship itself are not to be missed.
Nirad
I spent four years and two tours to Vietnam on an C-27 Essex Class carrier. Reading this book will take you down memory lane. You will remember walking down the same passageways they are talking about. If you were ships company you will start hearing the whine from the force air ventilation system and feeling the rumbles from the main propulsion system. If you were part of the Air Wing, you will start to hear the sounds of the Aircraft and Helicopters engines turning. And the smell you miss most of all, the "SMELL OF BURNING JET FUEL". It's a great book to read!
Ť.ħ.ê_Ĉ.õ.о.Ł
Great account of a memorable Aircraft Carrier with more WWII action than can be imagined. Was privileged to have refueled her back during my Navy enlistment days on a fleet oiler.
Buge
Great history. Well written. I couldn't wait to pick up my Kindle to keep reading this story. I was disappointed when the book ended, because I then had to find another book as interesting.
Gnng
Wonderful account of a ship with such a long, proud history and its crew. A truly fitting present day conversion to a museum with many thanks to the Fisher family for their dedication to that task.
I bought this book as a gift to someone who is actually assigned to the ship years ago. He said the information was accurate but I was hoping they would be more pictures for him to reminisce

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