Automotive Holiday Deals Books Holiday Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Prime Music Sweepstakes egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Beauty Deals Gifts for Her May The Best Garden Be Yours Amazon Gift Card Offer cm15 cm15 cm15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $30 Off Fire HD 6 Kindle Cyber Monday Deals Shop Now DOTD

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy New
Usually ships within 1 to 4 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Stalking the U-Boat: U.S.... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I (New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology) Hardcover – November 14, 2010

1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
$66.33 $91.77

$85.00 FREE Shipping. Usually ships within 1 to 4 weeks. Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more | Shop now

Editorial Reviews

Book Description

"An exceptional piece of scholarship. Rossano clearly points out that military organizations in general, and a naval air force in particular, are built from the ground up and not the other way around. While we celebrate the exploits of the pilots, Rossano reminds us that there were myriad mechanics, constructors, paymasters, and even some ship drivers who played a vital role in naval aviation during WWI."--Craig C. Felker, U.S. Naval Academy


"A fine book that will stand for many years as the definitive study of U.S. naval aviation in Europe. Well-researched and written, the book ranges widely, from the high-level planning in Washington for a naval air war to moving thousands of men and hundreds of aircraft across the ocean to the routine but dangerous training, patrol, and bombing flights that constituted the navy’s air mission in World War I."--William F. Trimble, author of Attack from the Sea


Stalking the U-Boat is the first and only comprehensive study of U.S. naval aviation operations in Europe during WWI. The navy's experiences in this conflict laid the foundations for the later emergence of aviation as a crucial--sometimes dominant--element of fleet operations, yet those origins have been previously poorly understood and documented.

Begun as antisubmarine operations, naval aviation posed enormous logistical, administrative, personnel, and operational problems. How the USN developed this capability--on foreign soil in the midst of desperate conflict--makes a fascinating tale sure to appeal to all military and naval historians.



About the Author

Geoffrey L. Rossano is the editor of Price of Honor: The World War One Letters of Naval Aviator Kenneth MacLeish.


Product Details

  • Series: New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology
  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida; 1 edition (November 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813034884
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813034881
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,134,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colin A Owers on September 3, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Do not let the academic sounding title put you off. This is an excellent, well written and researched, easy to read work by Geffory Rossano that will be THE work on the USN's aviation activities in WWI for a considerable time. Using official documents and recollections from the papers of veterans, Rossano has woven the complex tale of the administration and active service of the USN in the European Theatre into a readable work that brings the protagonists to life. He does not only dwell on the wartime actions but explains what life was like for the "bluejacket "over there". Not to be surpassed for a long time.

Colin A Owers
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: archaeology and the first world war