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Crossing the Line : A Bluejacket's Odyssey in World War II
by Alvin Kernan and Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan and Lawrence Stone


Overview - In this memoir of life aboard aircraft carriers during World War II, Alvin Kernan combines vivid recollections of his experience as a young enlisted sailor with a rich historical account of the Pacific war. Kernan served in many battles and was aboard the "Hornet" when it was sunk by torpedoes in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.  Read more...

 
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More About Crossing the Line by Alvin Kernan; Donald Kagan; Frederick Kagan; Lawrence Stone
 
 
 
Overview
In this memoir of life aboard aircraft carriers during World War II, Alvin Kernan combines vivid recollections of his experience as a young enlisted sailor with a rich historical account of the Pacific war. Kernan served in many battles and was aboard the "Hornet" when it was sunk by torpedoes in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.
One of the most arresting naval autobiographies yet published. Sir John Keegan
An honest story of collective courage, evocative, well-written, and fixed before the colors fade. "Kirkus Reviews
" Kernan] recounts a wonderful and exciting American story about a poor farm boy from Wyoming who enlisted in the Navy. . . . He] has written eight other books. I will go back and read them all. John Lehman, "Air & Space
" Details . . . make the moment vivid; that is what it was like, on the "Hornet" in its last hours. Samuel Hynes, "New York Times Book Review""

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780300123159
  • ISBN-10: 0300123159
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish Date: June 2007
  • Page Count: 180

Series: Yale Library of Military History

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Books > History > Military - Naval
Books > History > Military - World War II

 
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