From SAC To STRATCOM: The Origins of Unified Command Over Nuclear Forces - Strategic Air Command, Carrier Bomber Debate, LeMay, Spaatz, Kenney, Admirals Revolt, Goldwater-Nichols Act, Cold War End:
Carrier! Life Aboard a World War II Aircraft Carrier: Lt. Commander Max Miller
Carrier Battles:Command Decision in Harm´s Way Naval Institute Press Douglas V. Smith
Unbeknown to John Pearce, the private letter he is delivering on behalf of the prime minister carries the dismissal of the very man he is sailing to see. The need for a government majority to pursue the war with France means John Pearce must step down as Britain’s best sailor, regretfully relinquishing the position to the incompetent Admiral Hotham. Hotham is equally less than pleased about John Pearce, as he is the one person who knows the truth about his dishonest naval career. Pearce knows Hotham will try and destroy him any way he can to keep from being exposed, so he must navigate the dangerous waters whilst trying to return to Emily Barclay, the woman he loves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Wickham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002046/bk_isis_002046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A bygone legend with a washed-up crew A crack team gathered for one last tour A cold war that has simmered to its final hour When the Castle Federation deployed the first starfighters, they revolutionized war and drove the Terran Commonwealth from their space. The first of the carriers for those deadly strike craft was Avalon , a legend that turned the tide of a dozen battles. That was decades ago. Now Avalon is obsolete, a backwater posting—but still a legend to the Federation and her allies and enemies alike. Wing Commander Kyle Roberts and a cadre of officers are sent aboard the old carrier to take her on a final tour along the frontier. Aboard, Roberts finds outdated fighters, broken pilots…and key subordinates who just might be traitors. He and the others will get Avalon ready for war once more regardless. Show tour or not, the old enemy has been seen near the border and no matter what, when the call comes, Avalon will answer!
At dusk on December 8, 1941, the carrier Enterprise and her escort of cruisers and destroyers entered Pearl Harbor. Officers and men lined the rails, watching in stunned silence. The twisted, smoldering superstructure of the Arizona was still aflame, and there was a stench of charred wood and fuel oil in the air. ´´Morale went to nothing just about then,´´ said an officer on one of the escorting cruisers. ´´We were sick and shocked. We couldn´t believe that this had happened to us.´´ Through the night the crew of the Enterprise, under the command of Admiral William ´´Bull´´ Halsey, took on fuel, provisions, and ammunition. Before dawn it was back at sea. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001188/bk_high_001188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.