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Carrier Strike

The Battle Of The Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942

By Eric M Hammel

The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in the bitter Guadalcanal Campaign was history's fourth carrier-versus-carrier naval battle. Deemed a Japanese victory because U.S. naval forces withdrew, Santa Cruz, on a strategic level, was an American victory because the U.S. Navy was able to hold the line and buy time, while Japan failed to achieve her goal of defeating the U.S. Pacific fleet in a decisive, all-or-nothing battle. Eric Hammel provides an exciting narrative based upon American and Japanese battle reports and the recollections of several aviators and seamen who took part in Santa Cruz. Written in the edge-of-the-seat style that Hammel's readers have enjoyed in nearly 30 acclaimed military history books, Carrier Strike is filled with the latest information on the battle that cost Japan any hope of winning the war in the Pacific.

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Format: Book
Author: Hammel, Eric M
Title: Carrier strike : the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942 / Eric Hammel ; [dustjacket and maps by Carol Moody].
Publisher Date: Pacifica, Calif. : Pacifica Press, c1999.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Solomon Islands World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American
Isbn: 0935553371
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Format: Book
Author: Hammel, Eric M.
Title: Carrier strike : the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942 / Eric Hammel ; [dustjacket and maps by Carol Moody].
Publisher, Date: Pacifica, Calif. : Pacifica Press, c1999.
Description: xii, 409 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Solomon Islands
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American
Other Author: Hammel, Eric M. Guadalcanal (Carrier battles)
Notes: The original version of this work appeared as half of the author's book: Guadalcanal : the carrier battles. 1st ed. c1987.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [391]-393) and index.
LCCN: 99054764
ISBN: 0935553371
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Call Number: 940.5526 Ham