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1 Freeman, Gregory A. Sailors to the End

New York: William Morrow & Company 2002. Freeman describes the deadly fire aboard the carrier USS Forrestal in 1967, and the heroic and desperate struggle to extinguish the flames and save the vessel. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in dark blue cloth and blue paper, 16pp of b&w photos, casualty list, end-notes, bibliography, index, 307pp, owner's name-stamp on front endpaper o/w contents as new, near Fine/Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Goodspeed, M. Hill Spirit of Naval Aviation, The

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press 1997, 1st edition. Goodspeed traces the history of naval aviation from the earliest days, through the war years, to the modern era, complemented by fine photographs by Chad Slattery. Dust jacket, 4to in navy faux leather with titles gilt-stamped on front board, color photos throughout, 148pp, no marks, contents as new, Fine/Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Nichols, John B. On Yankee Station

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press 1987. Nichols and co-author Barrett Tillman combine historical and operational analyses with personal narrative to provide a candid look at US naval airpower in the Vietnam War. Dust jacket, 8vo in tan cloth, 16pp of b&w photos plates, appendices with sorties and losses, bibliography, index, 179pp, as new, Fine/Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Preston, Antony Carriers

New York: Gallery Books 1990, 1st printing. Preston traces the development of the aircraft carrier. Dust jacket, folio in pictorial boards, 100 b&w and color photos, index, 80pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Wilson, Eugene E. Wings of the Dawn

Palm Beach FL: Literary Investment Guild, Ltd. [1950] 1967. A first person eye-witness account of the evolution of US air and space doctrine by a pioneer naval aviator, one of its architects. Dust jacket rubbed with a few small tears, 8vo in blue cloth, index, 175pp, Vey Good/Fair. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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