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All the factors of victory : Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves and the origins of carrier airpower

Author: Thomas Wildenberg
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Wildenberg reveals the life and career of Admiral Reeves, the "father of carrier warfare" who took command of the US Navy's nascent carrier arm during a critical period. The work spans naval  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Joseph Mason Reeves; Joseph Mason Reeves; Joseph Mason Reeves
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Wildenberg
ISBN: 1574883755 9781574883756
OCLC Number: 49936032
Description: xiv, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
An auspicious beginning --
To sea --
The race for the Cristobal Colón --
From engineer to line officer --
On the Asiatic station --
Ordnance expert and rising star --
First command --
A captain's responsibility --
War College tactician --
A thousand and one questions --
Reeve's School of Naval Aviation --
Flag rank --
Aviation's important work --
The first carrier task force --
Washington politics --
Carrier commander --
Fleet command --
Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. fleet --
Wartime duty --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Thomas Wildenberg.

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