Clash of the Carriers: The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II

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Penguin, 2006 - History - 348 pages
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In June, 1944, American and Japanese carrier fleets made their way through the Philippine Sea, both hoping to take control of the vital Marianas Islands. When they met, they embarked upon a naval engagement that escalated into the most spectacular aircraft carrier battle in history. Here is the true account of the battle, told from both sides - by those who were there. Drawing upon numerous interviews as well as official sources, Clash of the Carriers is an unforgettable testimonial to the bravery of those who fought and those who died in a battle that will never be forgotten.
  

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While a lot of naval books focus on the 'big' battles of war - Jutland, Midway, The Atlantic - this one is an in-depth study recollecting a US vs. Japan battle in the Philippine Sea in gaining control ... Read full review

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Rating this book is not cut-and-dried. I've settled for 2 stars. On the good side, Clash of the Carriers does a decent job of describing who did what to whom, and the action is interspersed with some ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
1
A Precarious Honor
7
Cut Their Damned Throats
52
Your Signal Buster
106
Launch Em
201
Turn on the Lights
241
Final Cut
285
APPENDICES
301
BIBLIOGRAPHY
326
NOTES
329
INDEX
339
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About the author (2006)

Barrett Tillman has been an aviation historian for the past 30 years, having written over 500 articles in leading military journals, as well as four novels, a novella, a screenplay, and 30 works of nonfiction. Author website: btillman.com.

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