0399116354 Two very tiny nicks to dust jacket at head of spine.* Quality, Value, Experience. For further information or scans please call or email. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: As the grim years of the Second World War go by, the destruction of Allied shipping mounts. Out of the terrible loss of men and ships, the escort carrier is born. They were typically half the length and a third the displacement of larger fleet carriers. While they were slower, carried fewer planes, and were less well armed and armored, escort carriers were cheaper and could be built quickly, which was their principal advantage. At twenty-six, fighter pilot Tim Rowan, RNVR, is already a veteran of many campaigns. Now he joins the new, American-made escort (or "jeep") carrier HMS Growler, the flagship of a task force protecting Allied convoys sailing the Arctic route to supply Soviet Russia. The service in the Arctic is harrowing, and not all of Rowan's adversaries are German. In late 1944, Growler is transferred to the Indian Ocean and faces the Kamikaze, experiencing vicious onslaughts.
From the Inside Flap: July 1943.
As the grim years of the Second World war go by, the destruction of Allied shipping mounts. Out of the terrible loss of men and ships, the escort carrier is born.
At twenty-six, fighter pilot Tim Rowan, RNVR, is already a veteran of many campaigns. Now he joins the escort carrier, Growler, a posting which takes him first to the bitter waters of the Arctic and all the misery of convoy duty to Murmansk, and then south to the Indian Ocean and the strange new terror of the Japanese Kamikaze.
Title: Winged escort
Publication Date: 1976
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First American Edition.
Book Description Putnam, 1976. Book Condition: Fair. 1st American ed. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95694033
Book Description Putnam, 1976. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st American ed. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP68162674
Book Description Putnam. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2784770586
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G0399116354I5N01
Book Description Putnam, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0399116354
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # 97803991163535.0
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Book Description G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1976. Hardcover. First Edition. Green cloth stamped in gold on the spine. Rear lower corner bruised. About fine in near fine dustjacket with mild toning to flaps and light edge wear. ; Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 18469
Book Description Putnam, 1976. Hard Cover. First Edition. 1st US edition. 1st printing. A little edgewear at top of spine of DJ. VG+/VG+. Bookseller Inventory # 25815
Book Description Putnam, 1976. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Hard Cover - Good/Good - Book and dust jacket are clean and tight with light wear - Ex-Library - 286 - pages. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 256077