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Synopsis: Air Admiral Marc Mitscher, who led the U.S. attack across the Pacific, is a legend in military circles for developing an entirely new concept of war at sea. His skills as a carrier tactician and genius for leading men rank him with the best World War II combat commanders, yet because he shunned publicity and destroyed his private papers shortly before his death in 1947, his accomplishments are not widely known. Mitscher's sound decisions and successful tactics helped create the greatest striking weapon in history--the carrier force that could put up a thousand planes in half an hour, the task force that sank a thousand ships and destroyed the Japanese air force, the fleet that opened a direct route to Japan.
Written by a former naval officer and well-known journalist, this book tells the full story of this pioneer of naval aviation and his innovations. Theodore Taylor traces the aviator's brilliant career from its beginnings in 1916, when Mitscher became one of the Navy first pilots. When first published in 1954, it was hailed as a first-class biography that set down the major role played by the admiral in developing the Navy's air program, and is also credited with providing a lively and detailed history of the progress of naval aviation. The author accomplishes all this with compassion, humor, and deep respect for his subject.
About the Author: Theodore Taylor, a merchant mariner during most of World War II, had become a naval officer by war's end, serving in the Pacific. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown.
Title: The Magnificent Mitscher
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Publication Date: 1991
Illustrator: Illustrated with B & W Photos.
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1991. 1/4 Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First thus; First Printing. A Very Good reading copy, underlinings throughout and writing to verso of half-title page lacking dust-jacket. Newspaper clipping regarding a "rediscovered" letter about the Battle of Midway is laid in; Seller Inventory # 45417
Book Description US Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1991. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Almost Fine. Photo Illus. In b&w (illustrator). 2nd Edition. DJ has 1/4" tear (closed) on top edge of DJ spine. 364pp with Index. Tan/black cloth. 2nd Ed., 1st Printing. Tight, bright, square copy with firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal names, notes, markings. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover (NP). Photo illus. in b&w. Foreward by Admiral Arthur W. Radford. Intro by Jeffrey G. Barlow. Carrier Tactician. Pilot. 1st Edition printed in 1954. USPS Tracking provided. H Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Military. Seller Inventory # 19748
Book Description Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1991. Condition: very good, good. Reprint Edition. First Thus Printing. 364, illus., endpaper maps, bibliography, index, some wear and small edge tear at spine. Biography of Admiral Marc Mitscher, focussing on his service during World War II in the Pacific. He was engaged in every major naval battle in the Pacific during World War II except Coral Sea. This reprint of the edition originally published in 1954 contains a new introduction by Jeffrey Barlow. Seller Inventory # 55063
Book Description Naval Inst Pr, 1991. 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. Seller Inventory # 1557508003-2-4
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