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Crossing the Line : A Bluejacket's Odyssey in World War II
by Alvin Kernan




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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.

"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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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.

"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
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.54 pounds

Series: Yale Library of Military History

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