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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. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_199494400
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library copy with typical library marks and stamps. Dust jacket in good condition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # 1504605179
Book Description Putnam, 1976. Book Condition: Good. 1st American ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9444293
Book Description Putnam, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0399116354
Book Description Putnam, 1976. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0399116354-2-4
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
Book Description G. P. Putnam's Sons - Putnam, New York, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Chris Mayger; (illustrator). First American Edition. 286 pp. Teal cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; dj art by Chris Mayger. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 208025
Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. First American Edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first American edition. Book is crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Spine has a slight slant, and one page was formerly dog-eared. Unclipped dust jacket is fresh and bright, with light wear at top of spine. A sea novel centered on a World War II escort carrier, by a master of the genre. Jacket illustration by Chris Mayger. 8vo. 286 pp. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 89906