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Crossing the line : a Bluejacket's odyssey in World War II

Author: Alvin B Kernan
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2007.
Series: Yale library of military history.
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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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kernan, Alvin B.
Crossing the line.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006038455
(OCoLC)76416655
Named Person: Alvin B Kernan; Alvin B Kernan
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin B Kernan
ISBN: 9780300135107 0300135106
OCLC Number: 191735636
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 180 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Foreword, by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan""; ""Introduction, by Lawrence Stone""; ""Preface to TH E YALE Edition""; ""1. Snow""; ""2. Boots""; ""3. Pearl""; ""4. Cruising""; ""5. Midway""; ""6. Sunk""; ""7. Wandering""; ""8. Stateside""; ""9. Black Panthers""; ""10. Solo""; ""11. War�s End""; ""12. Peace""; ""13. Uncle Sugar""; ""Index""
Series Title: Yale library of military history.
Responsibility: Alvin Kernan ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan ; introduction by Lawrence Stone.

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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. 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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