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Supercarrier Mass Market Paperback – March 1, 1988


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (March 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425109267
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425109267
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,343,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In September 1983 Wilson, a Washington Post reporter, boarded the USS Kennedy for a seven-month deployment in the Mediterranean. Over that time he would share the loneliness, incredible workload, camaraderie, and discomfort of the crew, and would get a close look at the complicated business of high-tech warfare. He would see how military force can work well, and how it can go wrong. Wilson interviewed hundreds of knowledgeable people, from the Secretary of the Navy down. He was aboard for the air strikes against Syrian and Lebanese targets in which some of the Kennedy's planes and crew were lost, and he discusses how the chain of command, from the White House to the squadron, handled the raids. His is an establishment view of carrier warfare, but he shows the warts as well as the glamour. An excellent choice for public libraries and military collections. Edwin B. Burgess, U.S. Ar my TRALINET Ctr., Fort Monroe, Va.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Supercarrier.
J. Eich
If you love the Navy and big gray ships this is the book for you... If you want to really undertstand the sacrifices of our Navy men and women read this book.
T. Tate
Great book that I bought in 1986 and re-read recently.
Mick

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mick on April 18, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I was there, and he gets most of it right, according to my memory. A few, mostly minor, details were wrong, but they were things that only full time Navy personnel would pick up on. It was interesting to see things from a slightly different perspective than my own, and I found out some things that I didn't know at the time. Great book that I bought in 1986 and re-read recently. Many familiar names in there, many of whom went much further in the Navy in later years. Obviously George had to cut many relevant things out of the book in order to achieve a publish-able book that was acceptable to all, but he still retained an honest report.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Tate on March 12, 2007
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A wonderful/insightful book... I happen to know the author and he is a "real salt". If you love the Navy and big gray ships this is the book for you... If you want to really undertstand the sacrifices of our Navy men and women read this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Eich on September 2, 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Supercarrier. Having been on a couple of carriers, I thought George Wilson's inside examination of life aboard the Kennedy was masterful. I learned a great deal from reading his account and especially appreciated his spending substantial time with the crew. Whether you served in the military or not, I highly recommend this book to enhance your understanding of some of the major risks our sailors take every day afloat to maintain our freedom. Many of the skills learned at sea under very trying conditions are directly applicable to achieving important goals in business, one of many reasons I believe corporations must hire more veterans who have successfully completed their enlistments and service. This book is a compelling, real-life story of one very important way leaders are developed.

Ritch K. Eich, Ph.D
Captain, U.S. Naval Reserve (Ret.)
Author, Real Leaders Don't Boss
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