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Biographies and Memoirs

Bull Halsey
by E. B. Potter
Hardcover, 421 pages / Published 1985
A top-notch biography of the always aggressive, sometimes controversial, William "Bull" Halsey: one of America's finest naval commanders, and a key figure in Enterprise history.
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by E. B. Potter
Hardcover, 507 pages / Published 1988
Another first-rate biography from E. B. Potter, capturing the brilliance, humanity and wit of Chester Nimitz: the Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet throughout the Second World War.
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The Quiet Warrior : A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance (Classics of Naval Literature)
by Thomas B. Buell
Hardcover, 518 pages / Published 1987
Spruance was Nimitz's right-hand man for much of the war, and a talented commander in his own right, exercising tactical command at Midway, and leading the Fifth Fleet during the Marianas invasions in summer 1944.
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Fateful Rendezvous: The Life of Butch O'Hare
by Steve Ewing & John B. Lundstrom
Hardcover, 358 pages / Published 1997
In 1942, Edward "Butch" O'Hare won the Medal of Honor for single-handedly breaking up an enemy bomber attack on the carrier Lexington CV-2. November 1943 found O'Hare commanding Air Group Six, embarked on Enterprise CV-6. A gifted flyer and charismatic man, O'Hare was shot down the night of 26 November 1943, while leading the first successful carrier-based night interception. He has long deserved a comprehensive and accurate biography: this is it.
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Crossing the Line : A Bluejacket's World War II Odyssey (Bluejacket Books)
by Alvin Kernan
Paperback, 173 pages / Published 2005
The author, a Wyoming native, served in Enterprise in the first months of the war and later in 1943, as well as in Hornet CV-8 and other vessels, for the full duration of the war. An engaging and unassuming personal memoir, Crossing The Line includes a powerful, first-hand account of the first night fighter mission flown from Enterprise. Click here for more info.

Battleship Sailor (Blue Jacket Books)
by Theodore C. Mason
Paperback / Published 1994
A fascinating portrait of the pre-war Navy - and the Pearl Harbor attack - as experienced by a young, enlisted man in the battleship California BB-44.
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Battleship Sailor [UNABRIDGED]
by Theodore C. Mason
Audio Cassette / Published 1997
Theodore Mason's gripping memoir, on audio tape. Unabridged.
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