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US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942-45: World War Two Built Ships (New Vanguard #130)

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Dominating the seas during World War II, the US aircraft carrier played a crucial role in every major naval combat of the war.

Development of the Essex class began in 1941, and was the largest class of carrier ever built. During the Pacific War it formed the backbone of any fighting force and became renowned for its mighty 'Sunday Punch' - the impressive offensive power of
Paperback, 48 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by Osprey Publishing
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Quite boring - Too much details in less than 50 pages.

so, instead of giving full details (and drawings of the changes) of the two class of carriers, the author tries to describre every change and the whole history of every ship. So you have an overall part about the class and twelve or so ten-lines-paragraphs about each carrier of Essex and Independence class
Sean Chick
Stille is the master of the Osprey format. He balances narrative, analysis, and specifications quite well.
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Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) is the author of numerous other books focusing on naval history in the Pacific. He received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 30 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships ...more
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