Author: Lisle A. Rose
The Ship That Held the Line: The U.S.S. Hornet and the First Year of the Pacific War
Naval Institute Press
Size: 51.6 MB
Despite the undisputed significance of the USS Hornet's wartime experience in the Pacific, until now there has never been a serious study of this aircraft carrier's remarkable career. This book tells how the Hornet was molded into a deadly weapon of war, how the ship was fought and ultimately lost, and what it was like to live and fight aboard her at a time when the fate of the United States depended on the Navy's minute carrier fleet.