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Enterprise: America's Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War II Kindle Edition
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''Tillman is a master storyteller.'' --Wall Street Journal
''Barrett Tillman is one superb military aviation historian.'' --Leatherneck magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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- ASIN : B005GG0N32
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (14 February 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 33322 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 321 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,157,055 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What I liked about the book is it really did cover every naval action involving the ship in WWII. It's all there. So I now have a full understanding of the remarkable combat record of the Big E.
A weakness of the book in my view is that the narrative isn't vibrant, and I never got an intimate feel for the ship and her crew. A lot of remarkable sailors and aviators rotated through the Enterprise, and I wish the book could have allowed the opportunity to know them better.
Finally, I do wish the ship could have been saved as a floating museum, while the author clearly disagreed. What a great tribute it would be and it could have served as constant reminder of a time when a fast ship went in harm's way and struck a mighty blow for freedom. In North Carolina we saved the USS North Carolina over 50 years ago. I was a young child living in Wilmington when that great ship came home. It has continued to be source of pride and inspiration to me and countless others.
I was looking for more Enterprise material on Kindle and discovered " Enterprise: America's Fightingest Ship. So many events were recognizable from "The Big E." More important was the slightly different accounts of people and actions of the Galloping Ghost during the war.
The book is well written and very informative. I am still in awe of the Big E's fighting spirit in 1941 and 1942 as she defended this country almost by herself. So many heroes gave there all for us to defeat the japanese in a cruel and hostile environment.
If you are interested in the war in the Pacific this is a must read. Tillman has also written some great books on the naval aircraft of that time as well.