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The Resource Crossing the line : a Bluejacket's odyssey in World War II, Alvin Kernan ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan ; introduction by Lawrence Stone

Crossing the line : a Bluejacket's odyssey in World War II, Alvin Kernan ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan ; introduction by Lawrence Stone

Label
Crossing the line : a Bluejacket's odyssey in World War II
Title
Crossing the line
Title remainder
a Bluejacket's odyssey in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Alvin Kernan ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan ; introduction by Lawrence Stone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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."
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kernan, Alvin B
Dewey number
  • 940.54/5973092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D773
LC item number
.K46 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Yale Library of military history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kernan, Alvin B
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Sailors
  • Kernan, Alvin B
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Naval
  • Sailors
  • Pacific Ocean
  • United States
Label
Crossing the line : a Bluejacket's odyssey in World War II, Alvin Kernan ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan ; introduction by Lawrence Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
191735636
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 180 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300135107
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt113383
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191735636
Label
Crossing the line : a Bluejacket's odyssey in World War II, Alvin Kernan ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan ; introduction by Lawrence Stone
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
191735636
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 180 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300135107
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt113383
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191735636

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