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Aircraft Carriers: The Illustrated History Of T...

It is a comprehensive country-by-country directory of all the major aircraft carriers, with expert text describing each vessel's construction, appearance, function and history.It features over 500 photographs illustrating each type. Specification boxes provide information about country of origin, the company that built the carrier, construction and completion dates, displacement, dimensions, types of aircraft carried, armament, power and performance.

Aircraft Carriers: The Illustrated History of t...

This impressive encyclopaedia is both a fascinating history of the aircraft carrier's development and a comprehensive visual directory of more than 170 of the world's aviation ships over nearly a century.Each entry is accompanied by a specification panel, and all the carriers are accompanied by identification photographs, many of which have never previously been published together in one volume.

A case in point is this wonderful book from Michael E Haskew, a pleasingly and balanced history of the aircraft carrier that looks at all the types, past and present. Mr Haskew seems really at home with his subject and while I liked his history of tanks we looked at a while ago, he seems on much firmer ground here. A nautical analogy might have worked better, but you get the picture.

The aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, nicknamed Sara, had a long and distinguished history. Commissioned on November 16, 1927, Saratoga was the oldest carrier to survive World War II. This ship history covering almost twenty years stands out for its high quality with regards to organization, research, documentation, printing, and photographs.

Book Description: Soft cover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. The authors are both affiliated with the San Ramon Valley Museum and they have put together wonderful history of the Valley and it is well-illustrated with vintage B&W photos, maps and drawings. Signed by both authors on title page. A gift inscription by author Lane is on the half-title page. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000572

Book Description: Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Inscribed by the author on the title page. The 4th street theater in Moberly, Missouri was a classic early 20th century movie palace. In addition to the history of the theater, she solicited contributions of others who had fond memories of the theater. Many were teenagers who worked at the concession booth and other jobs. One day the manager of the theater introduced a young worker to a young man who agreed to give her a ride home after work. The manager let him watch the movie for free so that he wouldn't bother her while she was working. The plan worked and the two kids married. At the time of publication, she submitted this story celebrating their 38th anniversary. Well illustrated with vintage photos of the theater and movie posters. Some small scratches on front cover. All else fine. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000983

Book Description: Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Inscribed and dated by the author on the title page. A well-written and well-illustrated history of the contributions made by the good folks of the Big Sky Country during World War II. Corners gently bumped and light shelf edge wear on the bottom edges. Contents are clean and the binding remains tight. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 001093

: Though they are best known for flying in space shuttles, NASA's astronauts spend more time in the cockpits of Northrop T-38 Talons than they do in the orbiters. Forty-two years after his first flight in the supersonic trainer, six-time space shuttle astronaut Story Musgrave has written and illustrated "The NASA Northrop T-38: Photographic Art from an Astronaut Pilot" to be published in March. Filling 266 pages with his personal photos of the jet, taken on the ground and in the sky, Musgrave celebrates the T-38's 50 year flight history.

: Re-staging a scene from its history, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum hoisted a replica of Gemini 3 to its deck on Thursday, a month shy of the 44th anniversary of the aircraft carrier's recovery operations for NASA's first two-manned mission. The full scale model was lifted by crane from New York City's Pier 86 where the museum is moored, instead of the ocean as with the original. The replica will join other space displays aboard Intrepid, including a model of the Aurora 7 Mercury capsule (pilot Scott Carpenter was airlifted to the Intrepid after his 1962 flight). The real Gemini 3 is exhibited at the Virgil "Gus" Grissom Memorial Museum, Mitchell, Indiana. 041b061a72


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